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The soul of the American university : from protestant establishment to established nonbelief

Author: George M Marsden
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Explores the decline in religious influence in American universities, discussing why this transformation has occurred.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George M Marsden
ISBN: 0195106504 9780195106503 0195070461 9780195070460
OCLC Number: 35761697
Description: xiv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: God and Buckley at Yale (1951) --
Henry Sloane Coffin's Yale (1897) --
A "Christian college"? The Yale of Noah Porter and William Graham Sumner (1879-1881). The establishment of Protestant nonsectarianism : The burden of Christendom: seventeenth-century Harvard --
The new queen of the sciences and the new Republic --
Two kinds of secterianism --
A righteous consensus, Whig style. Defining the American university in a scientific age : American practicality and Germanic ideals: two visions for reform --
The Christian legacy in the epoch of science --
Positive Christianity versus Positivism at Noah Porter's Yale --
California: revolution without much ideology --
Methodological secularization and its Christian rationale at Hopkins --
Liberal Protestantism at Michigan: New England intentions with Jeffersonian results --
Harvard and the religion of humanity --
Holding the line at Princeton --
Making the world safe from the traditionalist establishment --
The low-church idea of a university. When the tie no longer binds : The trouble with the old-time religion --
The elusive ideal of academic freedom --
The Fundamentalist menace --
The obstacles to a Christian presence --
Outsiders --
Searching for a soul --
A church with the soul of a nation --
Liberal Protestantism without Protestantism.
Responsibility: George M. Marsden.
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