In this essay, William Hasker attempts to map the territory between broadly global and narrowly disciplinary discussions of the integration of faith and learning. After discussing the nature of and necessity for such integration, he evaluates several strategies for integration. He concludes by outlining dimensions of faith-learning integration in both the theoretical and applied disciplines. Mr. Hasker teaches philosophy at Huntington College.
There is a gap in the literature on faith-learning integration.On the one hand there are broad, general, "worldviewish" discussions, presenting in a global fashion the challenge of integration.1 On the other hand there are a great many studies featuring particular disciplines and smaller areas within those disciplines as exemplified by many articles published in the Christian Scholar’s Review. What is lacking, however, is a systematic mapping of the area in between of the general ways in which the worldview issues connect with the particular concerns of various disciplines. It is as though your neighborhood map store had a selection of globes and also an assortment of street guides for various nearby cities, but nothing in between—no maps of the interstate highway system, for instance. This essay aims to map some of that intervening territory.