An assessment of arguments for teaching religion in public schools in the United States

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Abstract

After evaluating arguments for teaching a religion course in public schools, and finding the most common ones less than convincing, I provide a justification rooted in the unique mission of public education. I then suggest that two types of courses, Bible Literature and World Religion, could, if properly taught, serve this mission in a unique way. I also provide a set of minimum guidelines for teachers if religion courses are to be appropriate for public schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-405
Number of pages12
JournalReligious Education
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Religious studies

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