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The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

George M. Marsden


This book is a thought-provoking text on the relationship between religious faith and intellectual scholarship. The book argues that mainstream American higher education needs to be more open to explicit expressions of faith and to accept what faith means in an intellectual context. The book points out that while other defining elements of a scholar's identity, such as race or gender, are routinely taken into consideration, the perspective of the believing Christian is dismissed as irrelevant or antithetical to scholarly enterprise. The book rebuts the various arguments commonly given for excl ... More

Keywords: faith and scholarship, American higher education, church and state, exclusion of Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195122909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George M. Marsden, author
University of Notre Dame