Thursday, December 02, 2004
Evangelicals and Academia
I recommend reading William Stuntz's piece contrasting Faculty Clubs and Church Pews at Tech Central Station. It made me realize that the dynamic between Faith and Reason that was present prior to our country's founding (during the Great Awakening most explicitly) is present again in the debate between Secular Academia and Evangelicals. Both are close to the extreme side of their relative political "coalitions." Both are most often put forth as representative examples of "extremists" by their political opponents. Stuntz shows that they may actually have more in common than they, and we, think.