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The Christian College and the Meaning of Academic Freedom

Truth-Seeking in Community

  • Authors
  • William¬†C.¬†Ringenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Christian Values as Context for the Idea of Academic Freedom

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  3. The Development of Academic Freedom in America: A Christian College Interpretation

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  4. Testing the Limits: Recent Case Studies in Christian Higher Education

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  5. Epilogue

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  6. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The Christian College and the Meaning of Academic Freedom is a study of the past record and current practice of the Protestant colleges in America in the quest to achieve intellectual honesty within academic community.


William C. Ringenberg lays out the history of academic freedom in higher education in America, including its European antecedents, from the perspective of modern Christian higher education. He discusses the Christian values that provide context for the idea of academic freedom and how they have been applied to the nation's Christian colleges and universities. The book also dissects a series of recent case studies on the major controversial intellectual issues within and in, in some cases, about the Christian college community. Ringenberg ably analyzes the ways in which these academic institutions have evolved over time, outlining their efforts to evolve and remain relevant while maintaining their core values and historic identities.

Keywords

education (higher) Christian college freedom (academic) Christian college 15th century bibliography Case Studies freedom German higher education liberty model truth university

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137398338
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57457-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39833-8
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