Talking about Religion
© Oxford University Press, 2014. This chapter provides a three-part definition of religion, including historic religion, personal religion, and public religion, that sets the stage for a clearer and more productive conversation about the place of religion in American higher education in the future. A wide range of current topics under discussion in higher educational circles- religious literacy, the making of meaning, civic engagement-have undeniable links to religious concerns. In a postsecular age, higher education will seek to develop appropriate mechanisms and manners for conversation that includes voices reflective of religious particularity, while still maintaining commitment to rational academic discourse.
Jacobsen, Douglas and Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt, "Talking about Religion" (2008). Bible & Religion Educator Scholarship. 48.