Articles tagged 'american academic culture'

Can Wisdom Be Taught?

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

"In the schools of antiquity philosophers aspired to impart wisdom. In modern colleges our humbler aim is to teach subjects." - A. N. Whitehead "The whole value of history, of biography, is to increase my self trust, by demonstrating what...

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Foreword: Christianity in the Academy

Foreword/Intro/Afterword (Christianity)

The unceasing human problem that lies back of the historical contrast between Athens and Jerusalem is the problem of finding an adequate basis in knowledge for life.  Stated another way, it is the problem of dealing with reality in...

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Happy Graduation from Amoral University: Professor Willard’s Advice to Graduates

Interview (Christianity)

Truth may not be taught, values and morality have nothing to do with intellect, and character development is an extra-curricular activity. Welcome to the philosophy of the modern university, the training ground of tomorrow’s leaders, and America&rsquo...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Jesus The Logician

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of...

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