After a review of the legal basis of academic freedom in some western countries, this article briefly explores the historical background of its emergence and the significance regarding theological research. The reasons for respecting certain limitations given by the church and ways to solve tensions between the religious expectations and possibly diverging research outcomes are dealt with, while acknowledging that certain gray areas remain.
"Academic Freedom and Accountability at SDA Theological Seminaries,"
Journal of the Adventist Theological Society: Vol. 31:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/jats/vol31/iss1/1