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Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Warren Nord


This book argues that public schools and universities leave the vast majority of students religiously illiterate. Such education is not religiously neutral, a matter of constitutional importance; indeed, it borders on secular indoctrination when measured against the requirements of a good liberal education and the demands of critical thinking. The book also argues that religious perspectives must be included in courses that address morality and those Big Questions that a good education cannot ignore. It outlines a variety of civic reasons for studying religion, and argues that the Establishmen ... More

Keywords: public schools, universities, education, critical thinking, religious perspectives, religious studies, Bible courses, moral education, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766888
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warren Nord, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill