Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Journal of College and Character

Volume

17

Issue

3

First Page

147

Last Page

156

Abstract

Though religion played a central role in the founding of U.S. higher education, over the centuries, its influence was diluted by competing secular emphases. In recent decades, religion has seen a resurgence in academic and co-curricular attention on campuses. In addition, a spirituality not based on religion has gained increasing attention. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the phenomenon of spirituality in contemporary higher education. The author discusses the recent appearance of spiritualty on campus, relates what research says about the potential benefits of and challenges in addressing spirituality in higher education, and examines some of the ways in which it is being addressed on U.S. college campuses.

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

Comments

First published in Journal of College and Character, v. 17 n. 3 (2016), pp. 147-156, published by Taylor & Francis. DOI:10.1080/2194587X.2016.1195752

Original Publication Date

8-2017

DOI of published version

10.1080/2194587X.2016.1195752

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2016

Copyright

©2016 NASPA. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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