Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America

Kristin Aune (Editor), Jacqueline Stevenson (Editor)

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Abstract

Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America illuminates the experiences of staff and students in higher education as they negotiate the university environment. Religious extremism has been rising across Europe, whilst recent attacks have thrown public debate around the place of religion on campus, the role of universities in recognising and managing religious fundamentalism and freedom of speech on campus into sharper focus.

Despite these debates, research exploring religion on campus has been largely absent from discourse on higher education outside of America, with policy and practices designed to deal with religion on campus largely founded on supposition rather than evidence. This book speaks into that void, including results from recent studies in the field which form an empirically grounded base from a broad variety of perspectives on religion at universities. Aiming to offer a deeper perspective, more dialogue, and engagement on the experiences of students, Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America presents us not only with an opportunity to counter growing trends of intolerance, but for people to connect with the humanity of others.

Focusing on what research reveals about staff and students’ experiences, it incorporates research from different academic disciplines including sociology, education, social policy, theology and religious studies, and across different faith and belief groups. This thought-provoking and challenging volume features chapters written by researchers involved in informing policy and practice relating to religion and belief in higher education in the UK, US, Canada, France and the Netherlands . Spanning the academic-practitioner divide, students and academics interested in the sociology of religion and of higher education, as well as those responsible for the practical management of campus life, will find this text of particular importance.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages226
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315623894
ISBN (Print)9781138652958
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameResearch into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education)

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Religion
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sociology of religion
freedom of opinion
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fundamentalism
radicalism
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tolerance
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Keywords

  • Religion
  • Higher Education
  • Universities

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Aune, K., & Stevenson, J. (Eds.) (2017). Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. (1st ed.) (Research into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education)). London: Routledge.

Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. / Aune, Kristin (Editor); Stevenson, Jacqueline (Editor).

1st ed. London : Routledge, 2017. 226 p. (Research into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education)).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Aune, K & Stevenson, J (eds) 2017, Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. Research into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education), 1st edn, Routledge, London.
Aune K, (ed.), Stevenson J, (ed.). Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2017. 226 p. (Research into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education)).
Aune, Kristin (Editor) ; Stevenson, Jacqueline (Editor). / Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. 1st ed. London : Routledge, 2017. 226 p. (Research into Higher Education (Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education)).
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