I would like to make it clear that nothing in this article should be taken as a comment, one way or another, on the question of whether "spirituality" deserves a place in higher education. I consider that issue a distinct one, though no doubt in some ways related to the one I am addressing here, particularly since many of those authors who write about spirituality do so in order to argue for greater institutional and classroom attention to the spiritual lives of college students.
Bauman, Chad M., "The Specter of ‘Spirituality’—On the (In)Utility of an Analytical Category" (2009). Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS. Paper 83.