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Seeing the light : religious colleges in twenty-first-century America

Author: Samuel Schuman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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Samuel Schuman examines the place of religious colleges and universities, particularly evangelical Protestant institutions, in contemporary American higher education. Many faith-based schools are flourishing. They have rigorous academic standards, impressive student recruitment, ambitious philanthropic goals, and well-maintained campuses and facilities. Yet much of the U.S. higher-education community ignores them or  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Schuman
ISBN: 9780801893728 0801893720
OCLC Number: 311820648
Description: ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction --
1. An agenda for the study of religious colleges and universities --
2. Contexts historical and denominational --
3. Three Roman Catholic colleges and universities [College of New Rochelle, Villanova University, Thomas Aquinas College] --
pt. II. Baptist schools --
4. Pro ecclesia, pro texana: Baylor University, Waco, Texas --
5. A civil college: Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina --
pt. III. Denominational colleges --
6. "At the front lines of the culture wars": New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho --
7. "To clear some part of the human jungle": Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan --
8. Swedes and the city: North Park University, Chicago, Illinois --
pt. IV. Nondenominational Christian colleges and universities --
9. Friends and/or friendly?: George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon --
10. An island of piety in a sea of riches: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California --
11. "Expect a miracle": Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma --
12. A Christian walk up north: Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota --
13. "For Christ and his kingdom": Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois --
pt. V. Conclusions --
14. What can we learn?
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Schuman concludes that these schools-Baylor University, Anderson University, New Saint Andrews College, Calvin College, North Park University, George Fox University, Westmont College, Oral Roberts  Read more...

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Both this book and its extensive bibliographic essay are worth reflection. -- Susan E. Henking * Religious Studies Review * This ambitious book is an important addition to the burgeoning literature Read more...

 
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