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 (forthcoming 2016) brings together preeminent scholars to craft a comprehensive survey and assessment of the study of religion and education in the United States. Each chapter offers 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.




Table of chapters

Foreword by  Martin E. Marty


Michael D. Waggoner, University of Northern Iowa

Nathan C. Walker, Teachers College Columbia University


Part I. Frameworks

Chapter 1. Privatism in Religion and American Education

Janet Bordelon, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for Southern Jewish Life

Chapter 2. Secularism in Religion and American Education

Jonathon S. Kahn, Vassar College

Chapter 3. Pluralism in Religion and American Education

Diana L. Eck, Harvard University

Brendan Randall, Harvard University

Chapter 4. Democracy, Religion, and American Education

Emile Lester, University of Mary Washington

Chapter 5. Educating for a Religiously Literate Citizenry

Diane L. Moore, Harvard University


Part II. Lifespan Faith Development


Chapter 6. Faith Development

Sharon Daloz Parks

Chapter 7. Moral and Character Education

Larry P. Nucci, University of California Berkeley

Robyn Gee, University of California Berkley

Chapter 8. Religious Education in the Traditions

Mark A. Hicks, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Chapter 9. Religious Education between the Traditions

Eboo Patel, Cassie Meyer, Noah Silverman, Interfaith Youth Core


Part III. Faith-Based K-12 Education

Chapter 10. Private Religious Schools

David Sikkink, University of Notre Dame

Chapter 11. Religion and Homeschools

Milton Gaither, Messiah College

Chapter 12. Religiously Affiliated Charter Schools

Charles C. Haynes, Religious Freedom Center

Nathan C. Walker, Teachers College Columbia University

Chapter 13. Public Funding of Private Schools

Steven K. Green, Williamette University College of Law


Part IV. Religion and Public Schools

Chapter 14. Law and Religion in American Education

Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University Law School

Chapter 15. Politics and Religion in American Education

Brendan Randall, Harvard University

Chapter 16. Religious Expression in Public Schools

John Witte Jr., Emory University

Chapter 17. Teaching Bible in Public Schools: A Historical Perspective

Mark A. Chancy, Southern Methodist University

Chapter 18. Religion and the Public School Curriculum

Walter Feinberg, University of Illinois

Chapter 19. Religion, Extracurricular Activities and Access to Public School Facilities

Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton

Chapter 21. Religious Freedom, Common Schools and the Common Good

Eric Owens, Boston College


Part V. Religion and Higher Education

Chapter 22. Mainline Higher Education

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Jacobsen, Messiah College

Chapter 23. The Evangelical Remnant in Higher Education

P. Jesse Rine, Council of Independent Colleges

Chapter 24. Catholic Higher Education

Michael Galligan-Stierle and Paula Moore, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Chapter 25. Religion and Spirituality in Public Higher Education

Michael D. Waggoner, University of Northern Iowa

Chapter 26. Theological Education in the United States

Daniel O. Aelshire, Association of Theological Schools

Chapter 27. Religion, Spirituality and American College Students

Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach, North Carolina State University

Julie J. Park, University of Maryland

Chapter 28. Religion, Spirituality and American Higher Education Faculty

Jennifer A. Lindholm, University of California, Los Angeles

Chapter 29. Teaching Religious Studies

Eugene V. Gallagher, Connecticut College

Chapter 30. Teaching About Religion Outside of Religious Studies

Robert J. Nash, University of Vermont

Chapter 31. Campus Ministry

John A. Schmalzbauer, Missouri State University  

Part V. Conclusion

Chapter 33. Editors’ Conclusion



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