Religion in Culture at a Public University
           Jeffrey M. Brackett, Ball State University, IN
The theory-spirituality debate in introductory religion courses continues to be 
a divisive topic. Even at public universities, this issue remains unresolved. 
A naturalistic approach seems most fitting at such institutions, yet some argue 
for increased teaching of spirituality across the curriculum, since students 
increasingly name spiritual growth as one of their learning goals. An emphasis 
on religion in culture is one way to resolve this tension. Yet this shift must 
be integrally related to larger learning goals that are institutionally specific.
		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Fall 2010: Volume 14, Issue 3  
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