Scholars Get Religion ; More Academics Are Starting to See the 'Religion Factor' as Key to Understanding Forces in Economics, Politics, and Society
Mark Clayton writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
When it comes to academic scholarship, blue sky and dollars are often the only limits on research.
But Luis Lugo discovered another obstacle early in his scholarly career. All it took was for the doctoral candidate in political science to suggest a project that would delve deeply into religion.
The response, at best, was cool. "In my own discipline, political science, the Emily Post rule applied," recalls Dr. Lugo, who took his PhD at the University of Chicago in the 1970s. "Religion was simply not something one discussed in polite company."
Lugo, who persevered and went on to examine religion's impact on early United States foreign policy, chuckles about …
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