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Title Critical religious pluralism in higher education : a social justice framework to support religious diversity / Jenny L. Small.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 93 pages)
1 online resource (ix, 93 pages)
Series Routledge research in higher education
Routledge research in higher education.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Jenny L. Small is an independent scholar, teacher, and facilitator on the topics of religious pluralism and college student worldviews. She also serves as theDirector of Communications at Convergence. She holds a Ph. D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, USA.
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Religion.
Education, Higher -- Religious aspects.
Religious pluralism -- United States.
United States.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Author Biography -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education -- 3 The Gap in Existing Critical Theories -- 4 A Proposed Theory of Critical Religious Pluralism -- 5 Moving Forward With Critical Religious Pluralism Theory -- Index
Summary This text presents a new critical theory addressing religious diversity, Christian religious privilege, and Christian hegemony in the United States. It meets a growing and urgent need in our society--the need to bring together religiously diverse ways of thinking and being in the world, and eventually to transform our society through intentional pluralism. The primary goal of Critical Religious Pluralism Theory (CRPT) is to acknowledge the central roles of religious privilege, oppression, hegemony, and marginalization in maintaining inequality between Christians and non-Christians (including the nonreligious) in the United States. Following analysis of current literature on religious, secular, and spiritual identities within higher education, and in-depth discussion of critical theories on other identity elements, the text presents seven tenets of CRPT alongside seven practical guidelines for utilizing the theory to combat the very inequalities it exposes. For the first time, a critical theory will address directly the social impacts of religious diversity and its inherent benefits and complications in the United States. Critical Religious Pluralism in Higher Education will appeal to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in higher education, as well as critical theorists from other disciplines.
Other Title Print version: 0367438100 9780367438104