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The Schooled Heart
Moral Formation in American Higher Education

Edited by Douglas V. Henry and Michael D. Beaty

The Schooled Heart
Paperback, 240 pages $39.95
Published: 1st July 2007
ISBN: 9781932792942

Subjects: All Ethics , All Higher Education, All Religious Studies

The Schooled Heart addresses a basic question about the nature of the university: should moral education figure among the university's purposes? This volume offers an affirmative response to that question. A central purpose of the university is the moral formation of students—what Beaty and Henry call the schooling of the heart.

Introduction Retrieving the Tradition, Remembering the End
Michael D. Beaty and Douglas V. Henry

Part I-American Higher Education's Unschooled Heart

Chapter 1 Liberal Education, Moral Education, and Religion
Warren A. Nord

Chapter 2 Free Love and Christian Higher Education: Reflections on a Passage from Plato's Theaetetus
Robert C. Roberts

Chapter 3 Returning Moral Philosophy to American Higher Education
Nicholas K. Meriwether

Chapter 4 Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana: Schooling the Heart in the Heart of Texas
Stanley Hauerwas

Part II-Christian Resources for Moral Formation in the Academy

Chapter 5 Wisdom, Community, Freedom, Truth: Moral Education and the "Schooled Heart"
David Lyle Jeffrey

Chapter 6 Tracking the Toxins of Acedia: Re-envisioning Moral Education
Paul J. Waddell and Darin H. Davis

Chapter 7 Could Humility Be a Deliberative Virtue?
Shawn D. Floyd

Chapter 8 Cultivating Humility: Teaching Practices Rooted in Christian Anthropology
Stephen K. Moroney, Matthew P. Phelps, and Scott T. Waalkes

"The Schooled Heart starkly portrays the current state of American higher education that has abdicated its responsibility for moral instruction, but the authors avoid succumbing to a mere lament and provide a balanced array of practical pedagogical options to encourage moral formation in students. This is a very helpful volume for faith-based institutions and all of American higher education."

--Paul Corts, President, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

"Warren Nord and Stanley Hauerwas lead off this stimulating collection on a subject which is attracting prominent concern. Rather than scattering the reader's attention over the whole of the field, the articles are chosen and introduced in close relation to each other and develop a coherent approach, suggesting that we are at a point of convergence in this important area."

--C. John Sommerville, Emeritus Professor of English History, University of Florida

"The authors debunk notions of moral neutrality in teaching and provide pedagogical strategies to develop a moral education that can actually work, highlighting the development of several necessary virtues. Practical yet deep, this volume will be a valuable resource for all educators interested in their students' moral development."

--Todd P. Steen, Professor of Economics, Hope College, and Managing Editor, Christian Scholar's Review

Douglas V. Henry (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Honors College, and Director of the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University.

Michael D. Beaty (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Baylor University.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 240 pages

  EDU015000, EDU040000
 Baylor University Press

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