In a Boston Globe article, Yale professor Anthony Kronman makes the case that the most important question of “Why are we here?” is not being asked at the college level these days. His point is that if students are not being asked to contemplate this question, that they will be more vulnerable to those who possess religious conviction. He sees this lack in higher education “a dangerous and disturbing development.”
I came across this article and some excellent responses because I have been enjoying a new blog and print magazine called Comment, put together by the folks at the Work Research Foundation. In the edition focusing on this article, the Comment staff kindly put together a “mini-symposium on the relationship between academia and religious conviction, in the formation of today’s young adults.” Check it out.