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The Cross and the Academy

Occasional Papers and Addresses 1975-2009

Paul J. Dovre

Over nearly a half century, Paul Dovre’s colleagues have repeatedly asked him to speak and write on the subject of church-related higher education. This collection of papers reflects the remarkable depth of his insights that grow out of a lifetime commitment in Lutheran colleges. While his focus is on higher education, his analysis and proposals extend out to the intersections of church and society. Some of the changes during the last half-century arouse Dovre’s concern. But with his concern he sees hope in the evidence of a resurgence of religious colleges in general and Lutheran colleges in particular. He urges college leaders and church leaders to appreciate the Lutheran heritage with its dedication to seeking wisdom and putting this wisdom to work in service to the common good.

Paul Dovre served as president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota from 1975-1999. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1999-2000 and 2004-2005. He has served in interim positions in higher education and does some work as a consultant. He is the co-director of the Thrivent Leadership Program which is designed to identify and develop leaders for Lutheran colleges and universities. Dovre serves on the Luther Seminary Board of Directors and the Oak Grove Board of Regents and is a hospice volunteer. His publications include A Holy Restlessness (Augsburg, 2009) and The Future of Religious Colleges (Eerdmans, 2002). Paul and his wife Mardeth, a retired public school teacher, are parents to Louise, a member of the Minnesota Appellate Court, and Erik, a physician in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They have three grandchildren.

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ISBN: 978-1-932688-59-7
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