Religious Ideas for Secular Universities
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During the last century American students and scholars have found it increasingly difficult to discuss the relation of religion to the mission of self-consciously secular colleges and universities. Respected scholar C. John Sommerville here offers thought-provoking reflections on this subject in a conversational style. / Sommerville explores the crisis of the secular university, argues that religion and secular universities need each other, and examines how Christianity shows up on both sides of our “culture wars.” The astute reflections in Religious Ideas for Secular Universities point the way to a dialogue that would do justice both to religious insights and to truly neutral secular education.


C. John Sommerville is professor emeritus of history at the University of Florida, a member of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, and senior fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. His other books include The Decline of the