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McCoy, Bradley K. – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Integrating faith with academics possesses significant benefits for students, because it connects major disciplines to students' personal values and goals, prepares students to be effective and faithful professionals in their discipline and vocation, and develops students' understanding of the nature of their discipline. However, to…
Descriptors: Physics, Case Studies, Science Curriculum, Religion
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Droege, Jocelyn R.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Civic and political engagement may encourage individuals to make positive societal contributions and thus act as responsible and productive citizens. A positive relationship between civic/political engagement and the extent of one's faith-based beliefs and behaviors has been the basis for a growing field of research (e.g., Becker & Dhingra, 2001;…
Descriptors: College Students, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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St. John, Edward P.; Parrish, Dan – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The secularization of higher education has created a complicated context for discourse about religion and spirituality in most public and some private universities. Yet the growing orientation toward spirituality and faith among undergraduates calls for a renewed openness to matters of beliefs and values in college classrooms, a topic addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Religion
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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Firmin, Michael W.; Firmin, Ruth L.; MacKay, Brenda B. – Christian Higher Education, 2009
We present the results of a qualitative, phenomenological research study that explored the spiritual dynamics of 13 overseas student teachers. Overall, participants in our sample described spiritual growth on two levels. First, they related that spiritual development often followed an inside-out pattern. In explaining this phenomenon, students…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Phenomenology, Spiritual Development
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Patten, Todd A.; Rice, N. Dewaine – Christian Higher Education, 2009
There is paucity in the professional literature regarding the religious minority in religiously affiliated colleges and universities. This exploratory study analyzed one conservative private religiously affiliated university and the persistence rates of both the religious majority and religious minority. Crosstabs and chi-square analysis indicated…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Church Related Colleges, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement
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Milacci, Frederick A. – Christian Higher Education, 2006
This study examined how eight adult education practitioners understand spirituality. The investigation defined and grounded the notion of spirituality within a specific religious/theological tradition, Christianity broadly defined. Data were collected via informal, conversational, taped interviews, and several themes emerged. The study used these…
Descriptors: Christianity, Adult Education, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Starcher, Richard L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
While students from many non-Western contexts continue to stream to Europe and North America to pursue theological doctoral degrees, new theological doctoral programs are springing up around the world. Many of these new programs appear to be adopting (more or less uncritically) one or another of the Western models of doctoral program design.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Philosophy, Program Design, Doctoral Programs