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No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen and Douglas Jacobsen

Abstract

Religion is a major force in the contemporary world, and the college and universities that are preparing society’s future leaders must learn how to engage with religion in all its forms, both positive and negative. This book uses careful definitions of historic, public, and personal religion along with illustrations drawn from campuses across the country to show how religion has the potential to enhance American higher education. The first half of the book focuses on the history and current context of religion (and secularism) in American society as a whole and within higher education in par ... More

Keywords: religion, higher education, interfaith, spirituality, convictions, pluralism, religious studies, civic engagement, vocation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199844739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, author
Messiah College

Douglas Jacobsen, author
Messiah College