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Have a little faith : religion, democracy, and the American public school / Benjamin Justice, Colin Macleod.

Author:
Justice, Benjamin, 1971- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
vii, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • History and philosophy of education. [More in this series]
  • The history and philosophy of education series
Summary note:
It isn't just in recent arguments over the teaching of intelligent design or reciting the pledge of allegiance that religion and education have butted heads: since their beginnings nearly two centuries ago, public schools have been embroiled in heated controversies over religion's place in the education system of a pluralistic nation. In this book, Benjamin Justice and Colin Macleod take up this rich and significant history of conflict with renewed clarity and astonishing breadth. Moving from the American Revolution to the present from the common schools of the nineteenth century to the charter schools of the twenty-first they offer one of the most comprehensive assessments of religion and education in America that has ever been published. From Bible readings and school prayer to teaching evolution and cultivating religious tolerance, Justice and Macleod consider the key issues and colorful characters that have shaped the way American schools have attempted to negotiate religious pluralism in a politically legitimate fashion.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) and index.
Contents:
Religion and education: a democratic perspective -- The founding fathers, religion, and education -- Religion and the origins of public education -- Religion and public education in the era of progress -- Religion and public education since 1960 -- Finding faith in democracy: three cases.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780226400310 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 022640031X ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780226400457 ((paper ; : alk. paper))
  • 022640045X ((paper ; : alk. paper))
  • ((e-book))
LCCN:
2016005055
OCLC:
937999254
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