The Idol of Academic Freedom

Nuechterlein, James
December 1993
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1993, Issue 38, p12
Presents a narrative of the author's experience in serving on an investigating committee of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) looking into allegations brought against Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Facts of the case; Background on the definition of academic freedom stated in the 1940 Statement of Principles of the AAUP; Reason behind the hesitation of most church-related universities to define academic freedom.


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