Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996. He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has authored or co-authored 20 books.
ELLIS A. JOSEPH is Dean Emeritus, School of Education and Allied Professions, University of Dayton and Distinguished Service Professor.
Each section includes a short chapter followed by an extensive annotated bibliography making it a useful source for anyone looking for information in the area.
Divided into two sections, the first short section considers the relationship between the civil governments and the seminaries, the second, organized by denomination into 15 chapters provides an extensive bibliography with annotations.
The work pulls together a wealth of reference material and identifies salient works, whether book, article, dissertation or essay, to provide a much-needed resource for those interested in seminary education in the United States, whether scholar, student, policy maker, or interested citizen.
Following an introductory essay that surveys the relationship of religion to elementary and secondary education from the 1600s to the present, this set offers 175 entries written by more than 40 scholars with national reputations that cover a wide range of topics related to religion and education, both in the past and the present. These jargon-free entries are cross-referenced and provide suggestions for further reading. Readers who want to know what is behind the heat in current debates will find entries on: United States Supreme Court decisions on religion and education, current controversies regarding religion in the public schools, religious, legal, and educational associations involved in these controversies, religion and the curriculum, religious schools, individuals and movements that have affected the role of religion in education, and religion and education developments in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This one of a kind set also includes a convenient table summarizing all of the religious liberty decisions of the Supreme Court from 1815 to the present.