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Spirituality and Contemporary Higher Education
Journal of College and Character
  • Michael D. Waggoner, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
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
8-1-2017
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
Citation Information
Michael D. Waggoner. "Spirituality and Contemporary Higher Education" Journal of College and Character Vol. 17 Iss. 3 (2017) p. 147 - 156
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-waggoner/7/