The Future of Religious Colleges: The Proceedings of the Harvard Conference on the Future of Religious Colleges, October 6-7, 2000
The state of religious education in America has been a major topic of discussion of late. In this volume scholars and educational leaders from a variety of faith traditions talk candidly about the future of religious colleges here at the start of the twenty-first century.
Building on competent historical and analytical studies of the past decade, the contributors consider the nature of religious education generally, explore the relationship between religious colleges and their sponsoring churches, probe a number of successful educational models, and examine the influence of public policy on religious colleges. Taken together, these constructive essays demonstrate that religious colleges still have the potential to serve well the missions of their churches and to provide a creative leaven for the advancement of academics in America.
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Changing times have led many to question the relevance of religious colleges, and some see the drift toward secularization as inevitable and necessary for survival. The 18 analytical essays that make up this collection are written by scholars from many religions. They examine the relationship among religious colleges and the academic world, their respective denominations, and society. They also look at educational models and public policy. The writers analyze the data of the past decades and present a variety of conclusions under five headings: "Religious Scholars in the Academy: Anachronism or Leaven?"; "The Religious College: Dying Light or New Dawning?"; "Identity and Relationship: Emerging Models"; "Embodying Religious Mission: Alternative Visions"; and "Religious Colleges in the Public Square." In his conclusion, Dovre, the former president of Concordia College, summarizes the main points of each article and calls for an optimistic approach to the challenges of the future. These well-written, scholarly articles give a good overview of the issues and provide some new insights. Recommended primarily for academic libraries. C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, IN ...
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