Christian Theism: Alive and Well in the Physics and Astronomy Classroom

Lois Kieffaber

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:
Christian Theism: Alive                             and Well in the Physics and Astronomy Classroom

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This chapter focuses on discussing the integration of faith and the professional life of a physics and astronomy professor. The author of this chapter talks about how he has attempted to integrate faith and values is his class and how he is guided by three principles. The first principle is mutual respect. In other words, respect with regard to physics and astronomy is a must. The second principle is interdisciplinary connections. Being unable to integrate lessons on physics with other disciplines has paved the way for the promoting of interdisciplinary classes at school. The last principle is intellectual humility. This means that teachers should be careful in letting their disciplinary expertise carry over into matters of judgment and values.

Keywords: values; faith; physics; astronomy; mutual respect; interdisciplinary connections; intellectual humility

Chapter.  8284 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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