Education as Transformation

Religious Pluralism, Spirituality, and a New Vision for Higher Education in America

by Victor H. Kazanjian Jr. (Volume editor) Peter L. Laurence (Volume editor)
©2006 Others XVIII, 320 Pages


Reflecting a national movement that seeks to create a more holistic model of learning and teaching on college and university campuses, Education as Transformation is a collection of twenty-eight essays written by a wide range of educators – including presidents, chancellors, deans, faculty members, administrators, religious life professionals, students, and other leaders in the field of education – on the themes of religious pluralism and spirituality in higher education. These essays provide scholarly analysis, practical information, and inspiration for those who agree that higher education can combine both head and heart in the teaching and learning process and in campus and community life. In seeking to articulate a new vision for higher education in America, the authors explore the possibility that both scholarship and spirituality are essential to fostering global learning communities and responsible global citizens who can address the challenges of a diverse world.


XVIII, 320
ISBN (Softcover)
Higher Education in America New Vision Hochschulbildung Religion und Glaube Religious Pluralism Spirituality Fort- und Weiterbildung
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2000, 2002, 2006. XVIII, 320 pp.

Biographical notes

Victor H. Kazanjian Jr. (Volume editor) Peter L. Laurence (Volume editor)

The Editors: Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr. is the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College, as well as the Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of the Education as Transformation Project. He is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on issues of religious pluralism, spirituality, inter-religious/intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution, and principles of peacemaking and social justice. Peter L. Laurence is Co-Founder and Director of the Education as Transformation Project at Wellesley College. He has been a consultant to various national and international interfaith organizations for the past twenty years, has served as Chair of the Board of the North American Interfaith Network, and as a member of the Assembly for the Parliament of World’s Religions.


Title: Education as Transformation