This past summer, a Winnipeg Free Press column by John Longhurst generated a small flurry of letters from readers, debating the relative merits of the study of theology. Strangely, the original column that started it all – U of M helps keep religious studies students here – wasn’t even about theology; it was about how the University of Manitoba had made some policy changes that were advantageous to students from local Christian post-secondary schools looking to transfer credits. The original letters to the editor were all about how the phrase “religious studies” was used in the column’s title, and basically suggested that it was best to reserve that phrase for the academic study of religion as it is carried out in secular universities. Fine.
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