State Religious Education and the State of Religious Life

State Religious Education and the State of Religious Life


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625647269
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/04/2018
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Joseph Prud'homme is Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Instructor in Religion at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Liam Francis Gearon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. He is the author and/or editor of over thirty books in politics, literature, education, and the study of religion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, Dedications, Permissions, and Copyrights vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 State Religious Education: The Bible in Public Schools in the United States 10

Chapter 2 State Religious Education and the Question of Religious Purpose 19

Chapter 3 In Defense of State Religious Education: A Rationale for State Biblical Instruction 49

Chapter 4 State Religious Education and the Defense of Religious Vitality: The Constitutional Motivation for National Biblical Culture 80

Chapter 5 State Religious Education and Religious Vitality: When Biblical Instruction Harms 84

Chapter 6 Securitizing American Public Education in the Age of Multiculturalism 112

Chapter 7 State Religious Education, Further Reasons for Concern: The English Example 120

Chapter 8 State Religious Education and Global Civil Religion 132

Chapter 9 An Open Conclusion: The Future of State Religious Education 153

Bibliography 163

Index 185

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