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Christianity, Philosophy and Public Education
by Surrendra Gangadean
A Christian philosopher in a secular university raises concerns about First Amendment issues (religion and public life), about the definitions of philosophy and religion and the relation between the two, about the special obligation of a Christian philosopher, and about the dilemma of neutrality inherent in public education.
Common ground is not neutral ground; it is the necessary conditions for thought and discourse. The Christian philosopher, as a person of wisdom grounded in the Logos, the Word of God who makes God known, is to preserve intellectual and public life by establishing common ground.
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