The Decline of the Secular University

Despite the impressive size of our secular research universities, they are losing prominence in our national debates. They do not offer political, cultural, social or even scientific leadership to American society, in their increasing devotion to professional education. A denial of any religious values or arguments has finally left universities with a vacuum that is being filled with market values and a business model of organization, which are major faculty complaints today. Professor C. John Sommerville suggested ways in which religious considerations could help to revitalize the universities’ core concerns.