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More Than Vocational Preparation: Alexander Campbell's Method of Higher Education for Character Formation

Ryan E. Eidson
Adjunct Professor
Central Christian College of the Bible


The current pragmatic focus in education has led to an overemphasis on career preparation. Yet historically, the purpose of education was much broader than that. Alexander Campbell founded Bethany College partly to demonstrate his distinctive method for higher education, which was rooted in his ideals of biblical training for forming the whole person. Institutions of Christian higher education should heed Campbellā€™s example of formative education because God will be glorified by, and the church and the world need, people of mature character.

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Fall 2021



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