Distinguished scholar and author Martin E. Marty has had a lifetime of conversations about public religion in America. Out of the dialogues hosted by the Public Religion Project, he has gathered an abundance of heartfelt questions and candid reflections on the issues from teachers and administrators in public, private, and denominational schools, elementary to postgraduate. Their concerns reflect our own: Does allowing religion into the curriculum inject conflict into our children's lives? Does it deny our families critical decisions? Can schools create good citizens without teaching about religion? To read Just What Are We Talking About, Anyway?, an excerpt from this book, click here.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Read This Book?; Just What Are We Talking About, Anyway?; Why This Civil Conversation Is Urgent; A Historical Map of the Present Situation; Religion and Education: The Pitfalls of Engaging a Complex Issue; Why Religion Belongs in Publicly Funded Primary and Secondary Education; The Religious Schooling Response; Public Universities and Graduate Education; Religion and Higher Education: A Specific Agenda for Advancing the Conversation; After Listening, a Time to Act; Resources; Notes; The Author; About the Public Religion Project; Index.
MARTIN E. MARTY is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-five years. Contributing editor of the Christian Century, he is the author of more than fifty books, including the three-volume Modern American Religion, and the five volumes of The Fundamentalism Project. He is an ordained minister and frequent media commentator on American religion.