Oxford Handbook

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

Edited by Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker

Foreword by Martin E. Marty

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education (July 2018) brings together preeminent scholars to craft a comprehensive survey and assessment of the study of religion and education in the United States. Religion has been inextricably entwined with education in the United States since the days of colonial British America. Beginning with mothers schooling their children at home from the Bible, to the first establishment of Harvard College in 1636 with the principal mission to prepare clergy, the place of religion and more to the point, whose religion and for what purpose has been vigorously contested for nearly 400 years. This handbook aims to examine the current state of religion and American education from homeschooling to private religious schools to public schools to religious institutions and on through the range of public and private higher education. The book is organized into five sections: Frameworks; Lifespan Faith Development; Faith-Based K-12 education; Religion and Public Schools; and Religion and Higher Education. Within these sections forty leading scholars in the field of religion and education review these topics in thirty chapters. The contributors offer an in-depth synthesis of major issues within the field, while contributing to lively debates about the links between landmark research contributions and contemporary research agendas. Designed for an interdisciplinary audience, the Oxford handbook serves as a legacy project for leading scholars who are critically shaping the future direction of the field of religion and American education.

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Part I. Frameworks

Chapter 1. Religion, Privatism, and American Educational Policy, Janet Bordelon, Kehillah Jewish High School

Chapter 2. Secularism and Religion in American Education, Jonathon S. Kahn, Vassar College

Chapter 3. Pluralism in Religion and American Education, Diana L. Eck, Harvard University, Brendan W. Randall, Harvard University

Chapter 4. Religious Literacy in American Education, Benjamin P. Marcus, The Foundation for Religious Literacy

Chapter 5. Religious Liberty in American Education, Charles C. Haynes, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute

Chapter 6. Democracy, Religion, and American Education, Emile Lester, University of Mary Washington

Part II. Lifespan Faith Development

Chapter 7. Faith Development, Sharon Daloz Parks, Leadership for the New Commons

Chapter 8. Moral Education, Larry P. Nucci, University of California Berkeley, Robyn Ilten-Gee, University of California Berkley

Chapter 9. Religious Education in the Traditions, Mark A. Hicks, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Chapter 10. Religious Education between the Traditions, Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core and Noah J. Silverman, Interfaith Youth Core

Part III. Faith-Based K-12 Education

Chapter 11. Private Religious Schools, Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton; Kate E. Soules, Boston College; Adina C. Newman, George Washington University; Susan L. Douglass, George Mason University

Chapter 12. Religion and Homeschools, Milton Gaither, Messiah College

Chapter 13. Public Funding of Private Schools, Steven K. Green, Williamette University College of Law

Part IV. Religion and Public Schools

Chapter 14. Religiously Affiliated Charter Schools, Nathan C. Walker, 1791 Delegates

Chapter 15. Law and Religion in American Education, John Witte, Jr. and Brian Kaufman, Emory University

Chapter 16. Religious Expression in Public Schools, Kevin R. Pregent, Vanderbilt Law School; Nathan C. Walker, 1791 Delegates

Chapter 17. Religion and the Public School Curriculum, Walter Feinberg, University of Illinois

Chapter 18. The Bible and American Public Schools, Mark A. Chancy, Southern Methodist University

Chapter 19. Religion, Extracurricular Activities, and Access to Public School Facilities, Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton

Chapter 20. Religious Freedom, Common Schools, and the Common Good, Erik Owens, Boston College

Part V. Religion and Higher Education

Chapter 21. Religion in Mainline and Independent Private Higher Education, Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, Messiah College

Chapter 22. Evangelical Higher Education, P. Jesse Rine, Grove City College

Chapter 23. Catholic Higher Education, Michael Galligan-Stierle and Paula Moore, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Chapter 24. Religion and Spirituality in Public Higher Education, Michael D. Waggoner, University of Northern Iowa

Chapter 25. Theological Education in the United States, Daniel O. Aleshire, Association of Theological Schools

Chapter 26. Religion, Spirituality, and American College Students, Alyssa N. Rockenbach, North Carolina State University, Julie J. Park, University of Maryland

Chapter 27. Religion, Spirituality, and College Faculty, Jennifer A. Lindholm, University of California, Los Angeles

Chapter 28. Teaching Religious Studies, Eugene V. Gallagher, Connecticut College

Chapter 29. Teaching About Religion Outside of Religious Studies, Robert J. Nash, University of Vermont

Chapter 30. Campus Ministry, John A. Schmalzbauer, Missouri State University