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Ending a Life That Has Not Begun—Abortion in the Bible

By Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte

The topic of abortion, the ending of a pregnancy by the externally induced removal of the fetus, strongly divides American public opinion. Roughly speaking, the two extreme positions are those of the pro-life movement (“life is sacred and abortion is murder”) and the pro-choice movement (“a woman has the right to decide whether or not to continue her pregnancy”). See complete essay

Academic Freedom and the Teaching of Religion in America: A Christian College Interpretation

By William Ringenberg

Christian college leaders long have held mixed thoughts about the concept of academic freedom. They have embraced the idea in general; in fact they have believed that in a holistic sense they come closer to realizing its ideals than do the secular institutions. Their hesitancy stems from the manner in which the general academy has defined and measured academic freedom during the past century. See complete essay

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