Chapter

Conclusions

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199766888
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0013
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This chapter summarizes the book's arguments and presents some concluding thoughts. Education in public schools and universities leaves students ignorant of religion. More problematic for constitutional reasons, such education is not neutral with regard to religion. Indeed, it borders on secular indoctrination. Given what education should be, this is scandalous. A truly liberal education would devote sufficient time and effort to religions to enable students to understand them, from the inside, as live options for making sense of the world, and would be allowed to contend with secular positions.

Keywords: secular indoctrination; religion; religious studies; liberal education; public schools; public universities

Chapter.  3371 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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