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Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue


reviewed by R. Joel Farrell II — 2003

coverTitle: Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue
Author(s): Robert J. Nash
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 082045592X, Pages: 224, Year: 2001
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On September 11, 2001, life in the United States changed. Since then, Americans have invoked elements of spirituality and religion to soothe pain and provide answers. For some this has eased emotions and led to a quest for understanding. However, for some, it has led to religious fervor, hatred, and violence. The dilemma or contrast is obvious. How can the world’s religions with their statements of love, peace, and hope result in such drastically different outcomes? Perhaps our real question is “Why do you suppose that so much violence has been, and is still being, committed in the name of religion throughout the world?” (p.34)   Robert J. Nash’s timely text tackles these questions and issues for higher education. Nash seeks to bring together the voices and perspectives of higher education—faculty, administrators, and students—for dialogue. Nash provides answers, critiques and challenges for confronting the religio-spiritual issues on contemporary campuses. For all in academia, whether they seek to avoid hatred and violence, or they are fearful or indifferent toward this... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 652-655
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10961, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:10:41 AM

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  • R. Farrell II
    Faulkner University
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    R. JOEL FARRELL received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Educational Psychology in 1996 from Auburn University. Dr. Farrell is a licensed and nationally certified counselor. He is the Program Coordinator for Faulkner University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program and teaches psychology courses.
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