A Faithful Christian Academic in a Secular Setting

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, PhD

As a Catholic Christian at a secular school, my aspiration for my work is that on the one hand it manifest genuine inquiry: I’ve no interest in writing about something that I think is already adequately understood, whether by me or by someone else. And, on the other hand, I intend that my work be faithfully Catholic. Many think such an aspiration is incompatible with the nature of a secular institution; they recapitulate, in the academy, the naked public square of political liberalism. But I suggest here that this model, both in politics, and in higher education, is in error.

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