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At the Lectern Between Jerusalem and Sarajevo: A Christian Approach to Teaching Political Science

Ron Kirkemo

in Teaching as an Act of Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222209
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0003
At the Lectern Between                             Jerusalem and Sarajevo: A Christian Approach to Teaching Political                             Science

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The chapter starts with a discussion of the separate classrooms used for political science and Christianity. Different approaches are introduced in this chapter for integrating the two different disciplines. The one approach states that having a separate classroom for education from the chapel podium is a form of negligence. The other approach links Christianity and political science to study the behavior and attitudes of Christians in politics. The chapter concludes by assessing that political science and Christian faith are both constructed realities which try to define and understand human phenomena. With the help of correct and careful attention in teaching political science, professors can assist students in achieving the goals of a Christian liberal arts institution of higher learning.

Keywords: political science; Christianity; study behavior; human phenomena; Christian liberal arts; political science goals

Chapter.  10828 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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