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Christianity and the Secular Border Patrol

The Loss of Judeo-Christian Knowledge

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Edited By 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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Nathan F. Alleman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Higher Education Studies at Baylor University. He studies marginal and marginalized groups and institutions in higher education. Foci include sociological studies of faculty sub-groups (non-tenure track, religious minorities, faculty denied tenure), faith-based college and universities, and the collegiate identity of student sub-groups (undocumented, community college, religious minority, and food insecure students). He recently coauthored the book Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age (2017).

Geraldine E. Forsberg received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Currently, Forsberg serves on the English faculty at Western Washington University where she offers special courses in media ecology, media and culture, and technoethics. Her current writings focus on the foundational perspectives of such writers as Jacques Ellul, Neil Postman, and Marshall McLuhan. She has been published in numerous journals including: The Ellul Forum, Explorations in Media Ecology, and the Journal of Communication and Religion.

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