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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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Barry Kanpol received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He is Dean of the College of Education at Grand Valley State University. He is known for his extensive work in critical pedagogy and now works to link critical theory to non-secular views in higher education. Mary Poplin received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas and is currently Professor of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Her work includes theoretical understandings of a range of academic world views as well as extensive work with highly effective teachers in low income schools. She has been a dean of education and a director of teacher education.

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