Faith and Secularisation in Religious Colleges and Universities
This book is a detailed study of higher education institutions affiliated to particular religions. It considers the debates surrounding academic freedom, institutional governance, educational policy, mission and identity together with institutions’ relations with the state and their wider communities.
A wide range of institutions are examined, including: Christian, Islamic and Jewish universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Essentially, this volume questions whether such institutions can be both religious and a ‘university’ and also considers the appropriate role of religious faith within colleges and universities.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Context and Setting 2. Mission and Identity 3. Governance and Control 4. The Challenge of Secularisation 5. Academic Freedom and the Religious University 6. Knowledge and the Curriculum 7. The State and Religious Universities 8. Religious Universities and Society
' This is an important book. Christian scholars can be grateful to James Arthur for his documenting of a phenomenon that we have known from our own experience has been taking place' - Journal of Education & Christian Belief