Study of Teaching and Practice of Religion in Colleges

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Start Date: 
Wed, 06/01/1994
End Date: 
Sat, 12/21/1996

Conrad Cherry led a study of how religion is taught to and practiced among undergraduates in colleges and universities today. Using ethnographic, historical, and quantitative methods, he researched a state university, a Catholic university, a mainline Protestant university and an historically African American college. This work involved historical narratives, interviews with faculty, students and administrators, observations of religious activities, and two separate survey questionnaires administered to students and alumni of these institutions.
<p>Efforts from this grant resulted in three online annotated bibliographies, a final study, and several presentations at conferences, including the American Academy of Religion and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. (LT)