Perry Glanzer on Why Religion Departments Aren’t Exactly Religious
I have come to the conclusion that teaching religion is useless and religion departments should be renamed. I say this as someone who was trained in a religion department and occasionally teaches religion courses.
When I teach a religion course, I like to ask a series of questions in the first class. “What do professors try to teach you to be in history classes?” One of my bright-eyed students chirps up, “To be a historian.”
I continue, “What are they trying to teach you to be in a psychology class?” An aspiring psychology student understands the game: “A psychologist.”
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