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Should All Colleges Teach Religion?

AtlanticA provocative article in The Atlantic argues that teaching religion and offering spiritual guidance to college students can help them when they are adrift. In the article “Colleges Should Teach Religion to Their Students,” historian Marshal Poe suggests:

“I think religion should be taught in college. I’m not talking about ‘religious studies,’ that is, the study of the phenomenon of religion. I’m talking about having imams, priests, pastors, rabbis, and other clerics teach the practice of their faiths. In college classrooms. To college students. For credit. I think religion should be taught in college because I believe it can help save floundering undergraduates. I’m not talking about ‘saving’ them in Christian sense. I’m talking about teaching them how to live so they do not have to suffer an endless stream of miseries.”

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