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The American university in a postsecular age

Author: Douglas G Jacobsen; Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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For much of the twentieth century, it was assumed that higher education was and ought to be a secular enterprise, but that approach no longer suffices. The culture has shifted, and contemporary college and university students are increasingly bringing religious and spiritual questions to campus. In response, college and university leaders are exploring anew the relationship between religion and higher education. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas G Jacobsen; Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
ISBN: 9780195323443 0195323440
OCLC Number: 152580674
Description: xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Postsecular America / Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen --
The religious convictions of college and university professors / Neil Gross and Solon Simmons --
Can faith be more than a sideshow in the contemporary academy? / Robert Wuthnow --
A level playing field for religion in higher education / John J. DiIulio Jr. --
The ideals and diversity of church-related higher education / Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen --
Why faculty find it difficult to talk about religion / Mark U. Edwards Jr. --
Faculty priorities / R. Eugene Rice --
The religious and spiritual journeys of college students / Larry A. Braskamp --
The different spirtualities of the students we teach / Robert J. Nash and DeMethra LaSha Bradley --
Spirituality, diversity, and learner-centered teaching / Elizabeth J. Tisdell --
Taking religion seriously in public universities / Warren A. Nord --
Religious pluralism, the study of religion, and "postsecular" culture / Amanda Porterfield --
Professing understanding and professing faith / Lee S. Shulman --
Talking about religion / Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen.
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Religion has made a comeback in American society and on university campuses. How should higher education respond? This volume gathers essays from prominent scholars and educators who unpack the key  Read more...

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