Getting It Together: The Role of Cultural Diversity in a Christian University

Citation: 
Hughes, Richard. "Getting It Together: The Role of Cultural Diversity in a Christian University." In The University Through the Eyes of Faith, ed. Steve Moore, 123-35. Indianapolis, IN: Light and Life Communications, 1998.
Abstract: 

According to Richard Hughes, the term "Christian university‚ÄĚ should not be an oxymoron. This chapter is a personal essay by Hughes recounting the growth in his understanding of the relationship between cultural diversity and Christian beliefs. Hughes recalls his lack of awareness of cultural diversity at his Christian undergraduate institution in spite of the fact he attended a college in the South during the Civil Rights movement. Later as a young professor at a church affiliated college, he witnessed division among the faculty over Christian religious mission, on the one side, and cultural diversity, on the other. Hughes concludes that the Christian religious mission and cultural diversity are not oppositional but rather mutually supportive of one another and should be viewed as such. (LT)

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