The Idea of a Christian College (2)

February 29, 2012

If you are interested in issues around faith and reason, their respective claims to truth-seeking, I recommend reading a recent essay in Inside Higher Ed entitled “An Evangelical Renaissance in Academe?” by Thomas Albert Howard and Karl W. Giberson. Both teach at Gordon College in Massachusetts.

They take stock of the current situation of “Christian colleges” and of evangelical and fundamentalist scholarship in a manner I find insightful, fair and respectful.  I especially appreciate their discussion of the doctrine of Bible inerrancy, adherence to which is required by many Christian colleges of their faculty members as a condition of employment.

Here’s a link to an earlier post on the Observatory on The Idea of a Christian College.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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