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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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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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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