Books published by current and former faculty members of Taylor University.
Acquainted with Grief
A Dip of the Quill
Sadie Louise Miller
Authentic Voices: Women of Insight Talk about Real-Life Challenges
Jewell Reinhart Coburn and Joyce Smith Helyer
Women's voices, with their clear potential to contribute to the essential composition and continuance of many of the most revered and longed for values in human life, have not always been easy to hear.
But, no more - not as we journey into the new millennium. Authentic Voices: Women of Insight Talk About Real-Life Challenges places women's considerable capability fully within the massive paradigm shift predicted following World War II, launched with zest in the '60s and '70s, and becoming ever more normative now in the 21st century.
Perhaps both in spite of, as well as because of, events that have transpired historically, religiously, and culturally, women's voices can be more readily heard and their messages of peace, civility, stability, and compassion - vital complements to existing forces - can now be acknowledged.
B.F. Skinner's Behaviorism: An Analysis
Mark P. Cosgrove
Coach Odle's Full Court Press: Taylor University & Sports Evangelism
Jessica Rousselow-Winquist and Alan H. Winquist
The year 2002 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Venture for Victory (VV) by Don Odle, former basketball coach at Taylor University. Coach Odle's Full Cort Press describes this man's role as the central figure in the unfolding early development of sports evangelism which began with a simple phone call in February 1952. Despite daunting obstacles, Coach Odle successfully displayed "the power of one" by seizing the opportunity to bring a Christian basketball team to East Asia during the summer of 1952. From that humble beginning, VV's fame gradually spread. "The power of one" was transformed into "the power of many." Today using athletics as a means to further Christ's message has become a worldwide phenomenon. Don Odle can rightfully be called "the father of sports evangelism."
Fresh Perspectives: A One-Year Devotional Book
Eugene B. Habecker
Fresh Perspectives is a one-year devotional written by Eugene B. Habecker. The devotions are a collection of scripts from a one-minute broadcast series titled Fresh Perspectives, aired through 2006.
God's Ordinary People: No Ordinary Heritage
Jessica L. Rousselow and Alan H. Winquist
Preface Excerpt: The authors see two main streams flowing through Taylor University's history. First, from its inception as Fort Wayne Female College in 1846, there has been a commitment to equal educational opportunities for both genders and for all economic classes. In the nineteenth century, classical studies formed the core of the curriculum. In the twentieth century, the liberal arts commitment has remained central. The second stream is the focus on Christian service nationally and internationally. During the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century, most of the Christian service was sponsored by the Methodist Episcopal Church, currently identified as The United Methodist Church. The international thrust centers on the life of Bishop William Taylor for whom the school was renamed in 1890. It is the thesis of this volume that the meshing of these two points has made Taylor University unique in Christian higher education. The six chapters in this book are arranged around these streams.
Holiness and the Greek Tongue
The advent of Jesus Christ occurred at a date described as "the fulness of time," signifying not only an hour for the fulfillment of prophecy but also that providential preparation which predisposed to the reception of Christianity and facilitated its spread among men.
The factors in this preparation may be included under four general heads:
1. The moral state of the world.
2. The Roman Empire.
3. The Greek language.
4. The location of Jewish Synagogues everywhere.
How to Be Saved and How to Save the World
Preface: As a memorial, and partial embodiment of my preaching in the Colonies of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, for the last two and-half years, and as a means of usefulness, under the Holy Spirit, in connection with the prayers, testimony, and labors of my Christian friends in these colonies, I leave behind me this volume, to speak to the present generation when I am gone from them, and to speak to their children when I am dead.
In Jesus’ Name: The Life Story of Susan Talbott Wengatz
Sadie Louise Miller and John C. Wengatz
Letters to Young Scholars: An Introduction to Christian Thought
William Carey Ringenberg
With a foreword by Jay Kesler.
My Book, My Poem, My Song
Here is a classic story which is both challenging and inspiring to anyone who will open himself to God's leadership. From a shy farmboy in northwestern Ohio to graduation during the great Depression, to the presidency of one of America's great Christian universities, it is apparent that God's hand was guiding the life of Dr. Milo Rediger.
"Taylor is my book, my poem, my song," he once declared in an address as he modestly lamented his inability to excel in such personal interests as writing, composing and singing. His challenges and exploits were in another direction however and the reader will re-live them through the pages of this book.
This is no ordinary story! And Dr. Rediger is no ordinary man. Yet, he sees himself as one of the many players in God's great game-plan, simply following directions from his Heavenly Father.
Educators will especially appreciate excerpts from his philosophy of Christian Education which has been applied and proven successful in over thirty-eight years of dedicated service at Taylor University.
Open to Reason
David L. Neuhouser
Open to Reason is a comparison of the roles of reason, experience, imagination, intuition, faith, love, humility, and obedience in mathematics and religion.
Outside the Gate
Pauline Methods of Missionary Work
Preface: I have given in this little book a brief exhibit of the Pauline methods of missionary work. I make no invidious comparisons between the different bodies of workers in foreign countries, but leave all to make the application of the principles I here eliminate from the Word of God, according to the facts in each field of operation.
The Pauline principle of self-support we carry out fully in India and in South America, but in the latter field our workers are thus far fully occupied in grading down the hills and mountains, filling the valleys, making the crooked straight and the rough places plain, to prepare the way for the triumphal march of the King. I cannot say how soon we may there work effectively the Pauline evangelizing methods. Our friends will please pray for us, and give us time to lay a good foundation and demonstrate in their turn all the principles embodied in this little volume. It will be seen that in the space of ten months we have sent to Burmah, India, and South America thirty Missionary workers, at a cost, for passage, school furniture and freights, the sum of $8,691.41, which has been cheerfully sent in by the friends of this movement.
Physics and The Health Sciences
Andrew P. Whipple
A festschrift honoring Elmer N. Nussbaum, featuring contributors Joseph D. Brian, John C. Lee, David C. Randall, Walter C. Randall, as well as letter excerpts from colleagues and students. Edited by Andrew P. Whipple.
Psychology Gone Awry: An Analysis of Psychological World Views
Mark P. Cosgrove
Demonstrating that each of the three major psychological world views—naturalistic, humanistic, and transpersonal—has Its own singular weakness. Mark P. Cosgrove suggests an alternative: Christian theism. "A world view based on Christian beliefs." says Cosgrove. "adequately copes with the weaknesses of modern psychological world views and provides a suitable framework for the study of man and the development of solutions to human problems."
Scandinavians and South Africa
Alan H. Winquist
Scandinavians and South Africa explores the impact of Scandinavians on the cultural, social and economic development of pre-1902 South Africa.
Selling the Birthright: A Lecture to Young Men
The Angel in Ebony or The Life and Message of Sammy Morris
Jorge O. Masa
Published by the 1928 class of Taylor University.
The Elder Brother
T. C. Reade
WHO builds the Home, the Church, the School?
WHO manages the Store, toils in the Shop, cultivates the Farm, builds and operates the Mill and the Factory?
WHO carries on Commerce, builds the State, makes the Nation?
WHO furnishes the Money, the Thought, the Time, the Heart, Love and Sacrifice to lead the cause of Christ to victory?
The Elder Brother.
The Journey and the Quest: The Lifelong Education of a Pilgrim
William Carey Ringenberg
The autobiography of William Carey Ringenberg
Preface Excerpt: This work exists on three interlocking levels. First, it presents some of the major facts and events of my life. Then it seeks to offer an interpretation of these personal experiences, and finally, it projects from the events of this one life to muse on aspects of the universal human condition.