Friday, January 20, 2012

Religious-Themed Business Course Canceled at ISU; Would Have Used the Bible to Handle Bus. Issues

Iowa State University (ISU) has canceled a business management course that some faculty say would have advocated an evangelical Christian point of view and used a textbook that advised its readers against doing business with nonbelievers, the Huffington Post website reports today (January 20, 2012).

The course -- Application of Biblical Insight into the Management of Business/Organization -- was to be taught this semester by Roger Stover, a finance professor.

A description of the course says, "The goal of this seminar is to employ the Bible for insight into handling the vital issues faced in a business."

The course was canceled by ISU's dean of the college of business management, after some faculty members objected to it.