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The Baylor experiment

Here’s a useful summary of what’s going on at Baylor, whose president, Robert Sloan, wants to turn it into an excellent research university with an explicitly Christian worldview. There’s a lot to be said for this project, and some very good folks are saying it. Here’s a couple of letters from leading academics (not all conservative by any stretch of the imagination, especially if you include Nicholas Wolterstorff and Stanley Hauerwas in the mix). And here’s Richard John Neuhaus’ speech at Sloan’s inauguration.

I’ve kind of promised Peter a longer piece on developments at Baylor. Consider this the smallest down payment.

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My son recently graduated wiht honors inthe Baylor Philophy department - I will do the best I can to get express some of his feelings.
Besides the fact tahtthe philosohy dept is short on paper and erasers, he feels the bold move is leaving out european philosphy and is "only" focusing on a narrow think type of philosophy that supports christian values - If Baylor has world class thinkers of a christin view and lesser thinkers in other views - then is is really an education.

Perhaps you could address the one sided debate issue that results for a strong staffing one one side.

good luck and I look forward to hearing more about baylor

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