In this provocative work, Dr. William Jeynes of California State University at Long Beach addresses a vital educational question: is there a statistically verifiable relationship between religious belief and academic achievement? For the non- Christian, it is a question of the social utility of religion; does a demonstrable and significant correlation between a religious mindset and measurable academic outcomes exist? Or is a secular outlook equally capable of superior educational success? For the Christian thinker, it is a question of the relationship between the root of faith and the fruit of the “strong mind” (II Tim. 1:7) promised in the scriptures. Can this be translated into statistical categories like “religious people” and “religious institutions” for investigation? If so, how can this be done?
Robinson, David W.
"Book Review: William Jeynes. Religion, Education, and Academic Success,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol3/iss1/5