Resources for a Christian worldview

Richard Russell pages

Richard  Russell has degrees from the University of Wales (1965), McMaster University (1967), Bristol University (1973 and 1976) and a DipHE from Trinty College, Bristol (1981).  He was ordained in 1982, a curate in Hartlepool and priest-in-charge at Widecombe Bath.  He has also been a lecturer in philosophy at Trinity Christian College, Chicago.  He now lives in Somerset and still runs the Christian Studies Unit.

His 1976 Bristol University MEd on the relations between reason and commitment is here

MA 1973 on The growing crisis of the evangelical worldview and its resolutions is here.

His MA 1967 MA  An examination of the relation of religious groundmotives and philosophical analysis is here.

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MA Thesis (Bristol University)

MA Thesis, McMaster University 1967

1976 MEd thesis (Bristol University)



1991. In defence of Dooyeweerd Spectrum 23 (2) (1991):147-59 [pdf]

1986. Naural theology: is it scriptural? Anakainosis 8(3) March 1986 pp 6-8 [pdf]

1981. Going round the prickly pear of British education (Interview) Vanguard 11(5) Sept-Oct 1981 pp 16-17[pdf]
1981. Philosophy and sociology. In De Santo, C.P., Redekop, C., and Smith-Hinds, W. eds. A Reader in Sociology: Christian Perspectives. Scottdale: Herald press, pp. 253-

History of educational theory and practice: turning points

Lecture notes taken from A Bridgehead for Education 1991

A history of education - explicity and implicitly looking at sociology, philosophy and education theory in a historical context

0. History of eduction: why bother with it?

1. Starting with Plato and a biblical critique

2. Looking at the medieval programme, how the church got involved and failed to reform it

3. Reformation, popular literacy, callings, marriage, natural science etc

4. Latter day Reformation, Commonwealth era, comenius etc, classbound society.  Background for the decline of the eighteenth century

5. Restoration, eighteenth century decadence, Wesley, renewal

6. Eighteenth century rejection of fallen nature of man, Rousseau

7. Growth of popular education, evangelical prescence, establishment of National Society, 1811-1870 key role of churches

8. 1870s involvement of state.  Conflict between non-conformists and anglican led to 'neutral' education


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1. Mathematics                                                     2. Science and personality ideal                                                    1. Modal abstractions     


  3. Impact of Personality idea                                                                                    5. Theories  of reality

6. Groundmotives