Faith & Learning Network


The Faith & Learning Network brings together the knowledge of scholars who are exploring a Christian worldview in their academic work. The Faith & Learning Network includes a bibliographic database and special library collection, bringing Christian resources together in one physical and virtual location.

The Faith & Learning Network Bibliographic Database

The Faith & Learning Bibliography is a comprehensive database of resources related to "faith and learning," accessible to scholars around the world via the Internet.

The Bibilography incorporates:

  • materials produced by scholars whose academic work is rooted in their Christian faith.
  • materials that explicitly address the role of faith in learning
  • materials that, while not addressing this matter directly, embody an effort to engage in scholarly work as a Christian.
Presently, the Bibliography includes over 1000 citations, many of which refer to items held in the ICS library. We welcome scholars who wish to contribute further to the bibliography. To search the FLN database click on 'Search Catalogues' and select FLN Bibliography.

Library Collection

ICS has begun to build a Faith & Learning library collection. These items are integrated into the ICS Library, and supplement our current collection development practices.

Document Delivery/Inter-library Loan

Many books and articles listed in the database are available to North American scholars via inter-library loan or document delivery. Document delivery is also available internationally.

International Scholars: We will strive to assist international scholars in finding local holdings of books listed in the bibliography. We will offer Document Delivery services free of charge during the initial phase of the project (until Spring 2004). In future, we will charge Document Delivery fees to users. The special circumstances of researchers in developing countries will be accommodated.

Knowledge Base

As part of our network, we plan to develop a Knowledge Base of scholars whose work is included in the bibliography. Relevant information would include:

  • fields of study/expertise
  • education
  • current position
  • courses taught, etc.
Interested scholars and educational institutions are encouraged to forward both bibliographic and curriculum vitae information (see criteria below).

Add to the Faith & Learning Network

ICS welcomes further citations to add to the Faith & Learning Network Bibliographic Database. Citations should meet the following criteria:

  • Works which relate directly to the topic of the relationship between Christian faith and teaching/learning in higher education
  • Works which treat this topic briefly or indirectly
  • Selected works which clearly demonstrate a Christian perspective in their scholarly approach

Submit citations to the Bibliographic Information Manager at library@icscanada.edu

ICS wishes to thank the following organizations for their support of this project:

  • Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
  • The Vermeer Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Individuals wishing to remain anonymous
Thank-you for assisting us with this project.