Recent studies of college students' attitudes toward religion suggest that the academy is no longer the bastion of secularism it was once assumed to be. And these studies further reveal that the spiritual landscape on today's college campuses is virtually unrecognizable from what we've seen in the past. Evangelicalism--often in the form of extra-denominational or parachurch campus groups--has eclipsed mainstream Protestantism. Catholicism and Judaism, too, are thriving, as are other faiths.
To help make sense of these changes, the SSRC offers this online guide, which was derived from a series of essays it commissioned from leading authorities in the field of religion and higher education.
Table of Contents:
by SSRC President Craig Calhoun
A Religious Profile of the American Collegiate Student Body
How Does College Affect Students’ Religious Beliefs?
Religious Diversity on Campus
Religion in the College Curriculum
Religion and Academic Achievement
Faculty Beliefs and the Role of Religion in Teaching
Evangelical Students on College Campuses
Religious Colleges in America