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Christianity and the Secular Border Patrol

The Loss of Judeo-Christian Knowledge

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Barry Kanpol and Mary Poplin

Christianity and the Secular Border Patrol: The Loss of Judeo-Christian Knowledge centrally looks at how secular universities have dominated academic knowledge on the one hand and have also been a part of bias against Christian academics on the other. Authors generally ask for borders of understanding and collegial dialogue to bridge gaps of knowledge that exist because of this bias. Theoretical analysis and narratives from the field describe how overcoming extreme theoretical positions may allow for productive knowledge construction and a more harmonious relationship within the culture wars of our times, especially in higher education.

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3. Secularism: A Militant Faith in a Post-Secular Age (Charles L. Glenn)

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3.   Secularism: A Militant Faith in a Post-Secular Age

CHARLES L. GLENN

Western democracies are experiencing a troubling level of conflict over religion, conflict by no means limited to religiously-motivated individuals and groups seeking to impose their views on their fellow citizens. To an extent not seen in Western Europe (except in Spain) and North America (except in Mexico) in more than a century, religious practices and expression are under attack from a militant secularism. This has led to what Thiessen (2011) calls “the strange paradox that despite growing recognition of the importance of religious freedom and seeming support for the right to proselytize, the reality is quite different—there is strong world-wide opposition to proselytizing and gross and widespread violations of religious freedom” (p. 232).

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