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Character, Vocation, and the Christian Academic

by Michael W. Austin

While I deeply value and devote considerable time to scholarship, in this more personal and reflective essay I focus on the Christian philosopher as teacher in a secular setting. A primary manner in which (I hope) my Christian faith is manifested in teaching as a philosophy professor in the context of a secular institution is through a focus on character, both in the classroom and in my life.

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