Seek Knowledge & Affirm Faith: Conflicting World Views?Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference
LocationBell Hall 015
Start Date29-3-2016 4:00 PM
End Date29-3-2016 4:50 PM
Type of Presentation25 minute Scholarly Work Presentation
Proposal for PresentationI believe that the relationship between reason and faith necessarily involves one being subordinate to the other. However, the first two components of Andrews University's motto, "Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, Change the World" juxtapose these epistemologies as equals. In valuing peer-reviewed sources above others, graduate education tends to promote reason over faith as an approach to evidence, and in so-doing, undermines faith in Biblical authority. Peer-reviewed analyses of Scripture become more valuable than the Words of Scripture. Over time, this scholarly hermeneutic erodes the final authority of Scripture and compromises the foundation for faith.
Citation InformationJay Brand. "Seek Knowledge & Affirm Faith: Conflicting World Views?" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jay_brand/65/