The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education
Hankins, Barry, Journal of Church and State
The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education. By D.G. Hart. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. 321 pp. $38.00 cloth.
This can be a puzzling book. Hart argues that religion, as a subject of study with its own department, may not belong in modern research universities. When he concludes that the exclusion of religious studies courses from university curricula might be a good thing, he might at first be interpreted as hostile to religion. He is not. In fact, he is a Reformed (Calvinist) evangelical, but not the kind who wants to see religion pervade as many aspects of American culture as possible. Rather, much like the subject …
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Publication information: Article title: The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education. Contributors: Hankins, Barry - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 42. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2000. Page number: 593+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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