Christians and the Academic Task

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Abstract: This article has arisen out of a request to reflect on the role of Christians in the academic world. In thinking about this formidable commission, it has seemed to me that it might be useful if I offer a few fairly straightforward reflections that can contribute towards a general and simple sketch of the Christian academic task. This will not amount to anything like a complete picture. But I hope that it is a sketch that we can develop by further discussion - a sketch that we can extend, to which we can add detail, and within which we can locate particular issues. I start, then, with some very basic questions. What is our role as Christian academics? What should distinguish us as Christians in the academic world - if, indeed, there ought to be anything that distinguishes us from our non-Christian colleagues?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-81
Number of pages22
JournalSt. Mark's review: A journal of Christian thought and opinion
Volume3
Issue number241
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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Christians and the Academic Task. / McLean, Graeme.

In: St. Mark's review: A journal of Christian thought and opinion, Vol. 3, No. 241, 10.2017, p. 60-81.

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