THE SECTARIAN SAFE HAVEN
Secularization theories have assumed religiosity will decline as a result of increasing educational attainment. However, secularization theories do not take into consideration educational attainment in religiously supportive environments, namely sectarian academic institutions. Also, as sectarian academic institutions foster religiously supportive cultures, it is possible scholars employed at such institutions are more likely to let their religious faith and beliefs influence their academic research. Using a number of statistical techniques, I illustrate that academics who attended sectarian undergraduate and graduate institutions are more religious than are academics who attended secular academic institutions. I also illustrate that academics who work at sectarian institutions are more religious than are academics who work at secular institutions. Finally, I illustrate that academics who work at sectarian institutions are more likely to let their religious faith influence their work than are academics who work at secular institutions.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:secularization sectarian secular religion academia neo institutional culture
Date of Publication:01/01/2004