Faithful Imagination in the Academy: Explorations in Religious Belief and Scholarship

Faithful Imagination in the Academy: Explorations in Religious Belief and Scholarship

by Janel M. Curry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739125478

ISBN-13: 9780739125472

Pub. Date: 08/22/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

In the past thirty years there has been a sea change in North American intellectual life regarding the role of religious commitments in academic endeavors. Driven partly by postmodernism and the fragmentation of knowledge and partly by the democratization of the academy in which different voices are celebrated, the appropriate role that religion should play is

Overview

In the past thirty years there has been a sea change in North American intellectual life regarding the role of religious commitments in academic endeavors. Driven partly by postmodernism and the fragmentation of knowledge and partly by the democratization of the academy in which different voices are celebrated, the appropriate role that religion should play is contested. Some academics insist that religion cannot and must not have a place at the academic table; others insist that religious values should drive the argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739125472
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/22/2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Janel M. Curry Ronald A. Wells 1

Part I Probing Linguistic and Moral Coherence

1 Words and Things: The Hope of Perspectival Realism Susan M. Felch 13

2 Can We Be Good without God? John Hare 31

Part II Questioning Assumptions Underlying Science

3 Can Scientific Laws Teach Us the Nature of the World? David A. Van Baak 45

4 Design in Nature: What Is Science Properly Permitted to Think? Del Ratzsch 57

Part III Truth Telling and Truth Searching

5 Reckoning with the Conquest of California and the West: Josiah Royce and American Memory Ronald A. Wells 81

6 Better Media with Wisdom from a Distant Place Mark Fackler 99

Part IV Imagining a World

7 Gender Partnership: A Care Theory Perspective Helen M. Sterk 115

8 American Poverty Policy: Concerns about the Nature of Persons in a Good Society Kurt C. Schaefer 131

9 Understanding God, Nature, and Social Structure: A Case Study of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand Janel M. Curry 151

Index 165

About the Contributors 173

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