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Christianity and the University Experience: Understanding Student Faith
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What impact does the experience of university have on Christian students? Are universities a force for secularisation? Is student faith enduring, or a passing phase? Universities are often associated with a sceptical attitude towards religion. Many assume that academic study leads students away from any existing religious convictions, heightening the appeal of a rationalis ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 14th 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic
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A very interesting report of a survey of undergraduates in English universities to probe the nature of faith among those who self-identify as Christians. The authors handle the topic carefully and report interviews sensitively. The result is a rich and evocative glimpse into the dynamics of Christianity, very broadly construed, in today's universities. I say "broadly construed" because over half of the respondents in the survey identified with "the Christian tradition" and were duly classified a ...more