Carl F. H. Henry’s Vision for Crusade University
Carl F. H. Henry quested his entire life to found the great Christian research university. This lecture considers Henry’s vision for “Crusade University,” analyzing its breathtaking possibilities and plumbing its ultimate incompletion. Despite this fact, the mere existence of Henry’s grand strategy shows that something unusual was afoot in the neo-evangelical era, something new and even audacious. The neo-evangelicals, led by Henry and Harold Ockenga, strove to elevate evangelical scholarly discourse and build evangelical academic institutions in their time. Though they did not achieve all their goals, they left a mark on evangelicalism that has been insufficiently understood and appreciated.
Owen Strachan was the second Managing Director of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding, where he served while working on his doctorate in Historical Theology. He is currently Assistant Professor of Christian Theology & Church History at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Stracahn is a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition, a blogger at Patheos, a blog columnist for Credo magazine, and a fellow of the Center for Pastoral Theologians. He has also published seven books and has written for The Atlantic, First Things, Christianity Today, and the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology. Dr. Strachan also serves as the Executive Director of the The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.