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The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship$
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George M. Marsden

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195122909

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.001.0001

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The Arguments for Silence

The Arguments for Silence

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(p.25) Chapter Two The Arguments for Silence
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The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship
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George M. Marsden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.003.0003

This chapter begins with a discussion of why the “science versus religion” stereotype is so deeply etched in the minds of many academics. It then turns to how religious expressions are susceptible to restrictions in the name of multiculturalism. This is particularly true in classrooms where religious expression has widely been discouraged for most of this century. The chapter also considers how religious expression suffered from the old liberalism that dominated most of 20th-century intellectual life, one of which is the rise of the dogma of “separation of church and state”.

Keywords:   Christian faith, science, religious expression, multiculturalism, liberalism, separation of church and state

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