By Perry L. Glanzer
Created to Become . . . Guided by God
Colleges today are filled with talk about identity and identity
politics. But Glanzer shifts the conversation in Identity in Action
by focusing on something one rarely hears anyone mention—the
idea of identity excellence.
In various professions, identity excellence means becoming
an excellent accountant, biologist, social worker, or teacher. But
professors rarely go farther to talk about the identities that
really matter to students.
What does it mean to be
• an excellent friend?
• a good neighbor?
• a steward of one’s body, possessions, or the environment?
And what about social identities? How does Christianity impact
• how I think about race?
• or gender?
• or citizenship?
Identity in Action, empowers readers to be excellent—and
think deeply about the “why” questions of life in a practical,
theologically informed manner. With personal stories and expert
research, Glanzer explains how students can untangle the
confusion and integrate their core identities with excellence.
PERRY L. GLANZER is professor of educational foundations at Baylor University and is a Resident Scholar with Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the coauthor, author, or editor of eleven books including: Christ-Enlivened Student Affairs and The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching. In addition, he has authored or coauthored over seventy-five journal articles and book chapters on topics related to moral education, faith-based higher education, and the relationship between religion and education.
Dimensions (inches) 6 x 9
Weight (pounds) .5