Diversity in the Christian University

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Elizabeth Corey, associate professor of political science and director of the Honors Program at Baylor University, offers this essay in which she argues that, “Within a Christian university, the legitimate goods of diversity must be balanced against a notion of unity, an idea of the particular ‘constitution’ of a place—its heritage, its tradition, and the constituency […]

An Illustrated Guide to the 613 Jewish Commandments

Fine Arts

Nothing prepared the art world for “The 613,” the series of 613 paintings by Archie Rand completed in 2008, one for each Jewish commandment.  No gallery or museum has shown them all. To do that, Mr. Rand had to put the paintings between the covers of a book. “The 613,” a wonderfully garish book with […]

Interview with Hastings Bioethicist Daniel Callahan

“Daniel Callahan on Communitarian Bioethics” is a mid-length interview with the founder of the Hastings Center, the leading study- and thinktank in bioethics.  Students can gain a helpful survey of the field in this discussion.  Callahan’s forthcoming books is Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Disease, Food, Water, Chronic Illness, Obesity (Columbia University Press, 2016)

Can a 5-yr-old Decide Her Own Death?

This human interest piece from The Daily Beast discusses a distressing case of child illness and likely death.  Students will find interesting the case itself and the ethical issues–but also the writer’s characterization of religion, “heaven” put in quotation marks, and assertions about what is certain and what is not.  Hebr. 11:1-3 comes to mind. […]

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