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Wolff, Joshua R.; Kay, Theresa Stueland; Himes, H. L.; Alquijay, Jennifer – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Religion and spirituality are important in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Although TGNC students can make unique contributions to Christian colleges and universities (CCUs), many individuals who identify as both religious and TGNC report rejection from nonaffirming religious communities that view TGNC…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Sexual Harassment, Aggression
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a…
Descriptors: Religion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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St. John, Edward P.; Parrish, Dan – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The secularization of higher education has created a complicated context for discourse about religion and spirituality in most public and some private universities. Yet the growing orientation toward spirituality and faith among undergraduates calls for a renewed openness to matters of beliefs and values in college classrooms, a topic addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Religion
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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Langer, Richard; Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; McMartin, Jason – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Although character formation has always been a central goal of education, efforts to promote character education in schools have, in the last century, always been hampered by an inability to adequately define character. We offer the concept of the flourishing life as the appropriate context for defining and developing character. This concept,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Moral Values, Values Education, Christianity
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Burks, Stephen A.; Barrett, T. Gregory – Christian Higher Education, 2009
Persistence and retention have been studied extensively in higher education, but little research has been conducted on these areas in religiously affiliated institutions. The present study was designed to examine factors that influence the intentions of students to persist from their freshmen to sophomore year in private, religiously affiliated,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Social Integration
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Adrian, William – Christian Higher Education, 2007
A strong anti-Christian bias exists in the modern American university. It has been documented by George Marsden in his 1994 book, "The Soul of the American University," and by a growing number of other scholars. The modern university response to the history of Bible translation movements provides another example of the anti-Christian…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Translation, Foreign Countries
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Coakley, Sarah – Christian Higher Education, 2006
Theological studies as a discipline committed to religious practice has come increasingly under fire from both adherents of dispassionate "religious studies" and partisans of ecclesial communities. A false solution is on offer that also emphasizes religious practices; this move, however, reinscribes the problem it seeks to solve because of its…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religion, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Schmalz, Mathew N. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This paper examines how the teaching of world religions at Catholic Christians institutions can contribute to teaching justice and teaching justly. The paper compares central issues engaged by History of Religions as a discipline with those addressed within the Jesuit tradition of higher education as it developed in the wake of the Second Vatican…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholics, Liberal Arts, Church Related Colleges
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Patterson, James A. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This essay, utilizing the "kaleidoscope" image of historian Timothy Smith, reflects on issues affecting evangelical identity and boundaries in the major professional association for Christian higher education, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Since the CCCU was birthed by a smaller organization, the Christian College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Beliefs, Professional Associations