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Christian Scholar’s Review is pleased to announce the celebration of its 50th anniversary.  On Thursday, October 28, 2021, CSR will release its 50th anniversary issue (51:1) at a reception following an address offered by Joel A. Carpenter, Calvin University’s Provost Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow with the Nagel Institute, as part of Baylor University’s annual Symposium on Faith and Culture.

In an effort to complement the symposium’s theme of “Living Accountably,” Carpenter’s address is titled “A Living Community of Scholars” and explores the ramifications of Kwame Bediako’s assertion that, “In our generation the practice of Christian scholarship is the nurture of a living community of scholars and much less the nurture of one’s individual career.” 

Among other selections, the 50th anniversary issue will include a history of CSR by Todd Steen and a review symposium focused on George M. Marsden’s recent The Soul of the American University Revisited.  Contributors to that review symposium include Susan Felch, Julia D. Hejduk, Philip Graham Ryken, Susan VanZanten, along with a response from George Marsden.

When reflecting on the opportunity to host CSR’s 50th anniversary celebration, Darin H. Davis, the Director of Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning, offered, “Over the years, Christian Scholar’s Review has profoundly shaped the imagination of Christian scholars across the disciplines.  It is a great honor for the Institute for Faith and Learning to serve as host of CSR’s 50th anniversary during our 2021 symposium.  We are especially delighted to have among our speakers Joel Carpenter who has done so much to advance the cause of Christian scholarship not only in this country but around the globe.”

With a circulation of over 5000, Christian Scholar’s Review is a medium for communication among Christians called to the academic vocation. Its objective is the publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and research, within and across the disciplines, that advances the integration of faith and learning.

For further details, please go to and/or contact the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review, Todd C. Ream, at

Todd C. Ream

Indiana Wesleyan University
Todd C. Ream is Honors Professor of Humanities and Executive Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship at Indiana Wesleyan University, Senior Fellow for Public Engagement for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Senior Fellow for Programming for the Lumen Research Institute, and Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review.  He is the author and editor of numerous books including (with Jerry Pattengale) The Anxious Middle: Planning for the Future of the Christian College (Baylor University Press, September 15, 2023).