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    the atheist in residence in the class.

    The story starts in one of Father's theology classes at Loyola University, Chicago. One of his students is a handsome tall young man with long blond hair by the name of Tommy. He becomes the atheist in residence in the class. (quoted from Why the Good Suffer?, by Herbert J. Clancy)
    What does the atheist in residence in the class mean?
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    Re: the atheist in residence in the class.

    He has become the daily spokesperson for the atheist viewpoint in the class.

    Compare it to the term 'artist in residence' - a person who's given a short-term stipend to give demonstrations and lectures about their particular art medium. The stipend usually includes housing and studio space, thus they're 'in residence'.
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