How effective are Bible colleges in developing students epistemologically as one aspect of holistic ministry preparation (Luke 2:52; 2 Peter 3:18)? Although the Perry Scheme (1999) is widely influential in higher educational philosophy and pedagogy as a tool to evaluate the epistemological development of college students, its pragmatic and relativistic assumptions present problems in the Bible college setting. This article, based on a qualitative research study, will be a step towards building upon the essential discoveries of the Perry Scheme within a Christian framework to construct a biblically-based, theologically-grounded, wisdom-centered evaluative model of epistemological college student development.
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