Wheaton (ah…Wheaton….) Professor, ]],
Nevertheless, scholars ought to be concerned that Christians often report that the academy is a hostile environment. Are academics generally glad that such a perception exists? If not, how might it be dispelled? If it is based on genuine experiences, what can be done about a climate that tolerates religious discrimination? If the two stories presented here are merely assailable, anecdotal evidence, then why not gather information on this issue more systematically? Do academic institutions ever try to discover if their Christian students or scholars experience discrimination?
There seems to be an increasing amount of pressure in academia to phase out sympathetic Christian thought, which ignores the philosophical foundation of much of the West and goes against what academia should be about – free expression. Larsen as a great article, and Bitsy has a wonderful follow-up.