University of Notre Dame
"President Diekema shows contrary to some current opinion how firm commitment to academic freedom can operate within the context of firm commitment to a religious faith. His reflections are clear, well informed, and balanced. His insights and proposals should be important resources for administrators and faculty at any institution that is serious about maintaining both faith and freedom."
Arthur F. Holmes
"Anthony Diekema's work should become a standard point of reference for Christian academics and administrators in both church-related and secular institutions. He explores the meaning and necessity of academic freedom in relation to worldviews and the mission of a college or university, and offers creative proposals for policy development. A thoroughly researched, balanced, and persuasive book."
Richard J. Mouw
Fuller Theological Seminary
"A wise book that ought to be read by everyone who cares about healthy Christian intellectual inquiry."
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
"Here is an articulate and informed discussion of academic freedom which combines extensive research with the author's personal experience. "
"A wise and careful treatment of this vexed topic. . . This book is not just for Christian educators. Diekema's discussion of tenure is especially good, showing how it can hinder academic freedom for younger faculty. If his book were taken seriously by administrators at any kind of college or university, it might result in a significant transformation in how we think about the teaching profession."
"Former Calvin College president Anthony Diekema offers some valuable comments in Academic Freedom and Christian Scholarship. . . Diekema's two decades as a college president, and his willingness to speak openly about those experiences, make this book unique in the literature on academic freedom."
Religious Studies Review
"Diekema's book draws on twenty-three years of presidential leadership and a year of focused research to provide an essential book for Christian academics."