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The decline of the secular university

Author: C John Sommerville
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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The American university has embraced a thorough secularism that makes it increasingly marginal in a society that is characterized by high levels of religious belief. The very secularization that was supposed to be a liberating influence has resulted in the university's failure to provide leadership in political, cultural, social, and even scientific arenas. In The Decline of the Secular University, C. John  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C John Sommerville
ISBN: 0195306953 9780195306958
OCLC Number: 62282240
Description: viii, 147 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The marginalization of our universities --
Trouble defining the human --
Trouble maintaining the fact/value dichotomy --
Trouble eliminating religion --
Trouble judging religions --
Science gets strange --
Teaching about secularism, or teaching secularism? --
Losing a sense of history --
Moralizing as a bad habit --
How religious scholars could contribute --
Postsecularism and the university --
A vision of the future.
Responsibility: C. John Sommerville.
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Argues that a secular world view is propagated not just through American higher education, but public education, the media, and the courts despite their professed commitment to neutrality. The author  Read more...

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This thoughtful book should be a must-[read] * Richard V. Pierard, Theological Book Review *

 
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