Volume 1 (2023)

From the Editors

On behalf of Taylor University, we are excited to present the inaugural issue of Lux et Fides: A Journal for Undergraduate Christian Scholars. As a double-blind, faculty-reviewed, open access publication, Lux et Fides is designed to showcase the stellar work that Taylor University students are accomplishing under the direction and mentorship of our dedicated faculty. The content within this issue, which represents several academic disciplines, demonstrates a high level of academic rigor that impressed the editors and represents the breadth and depth of intellectual inquiry as well as the model of faith and learning integration that is a hallmark of our institution.

We want to extend our gratitude to all students who submitted content to the journal, to our indefatigable faculty reviewers, to our editorial board for their willingness to serve, and to Dr. Jewerl Maxwell, Provost, for supporting this initiative. The dream and idea for this journal was sketched out on a napkin nearly two years ago, and it has been a learning experience as we developed and implemented the processes for establishing this type of fully digital, faculty-reviewed publication here at Taylor. We could not be more pleased with the results that comprise our first issue. These outstanding students, along with the faculty who directed their research, represent a community of learners who are deeply engaged in living out the idea of Light and Faith.

Dr. Kris Johnson, Managing Editor
Prof. Ashley Chu, Digital Publishing Editor

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