Chapter

The Arguments for Silence

George M. Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Published in print June 1998 | ISBN: 9780195122909
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853311 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.003.0003
The Arguments for Silence

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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

Chapter.  7192 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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