Monday, July 02, 2007

Stacey Woods Biography

Yesterday I attended a book signing of the biography C. Stacey Woods and the Evangelical Rediscovery of the University, written by A. Donald MacLeod. Stacey Woods was instrumental in the founding of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, and the first general secretary of InterVarsity in the US. If you have been influenced by InterVarsity (which is hard not to be either through its college ministry, Urbana conferences, or publishing company), then Stacey Woods influenced your life. He was supported by our church and his widow Yvonne attends here.

An exerpt from the back of the book: "[P]erhaps his most striking achievement was challenging the anti-intellectualism of conservative American Christianity, encouraging an active engagement with the university. He confronted a fundamentalism that had abandoned to liberalism the very educational institutions it forebears had founded. Woods turned this approach on its head, encouraging active engagement with the students and faculty of the university as well as with the institution itself."


Blogger C.Brubaker said...

Sounds like this book should be in Tenth's library....!Hey Sylvia!!!

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