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Can hope endure? : a historical case study in Christian higher education

Author: James C Kennedy; Caroline Joyce Simon
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2005.
Series: Historical series of the Reformed Church in America, no. 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The spate of books written recently on Christian higher education highlights a common theme - how numerous colleges founded by church bodies have gradually lost their religious moorings, often culminating in what historian George Marsden calls "established nonbelief." Can Hope Endure? examines the history of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as it has struggled to find a faithful middle way between secularization  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Kennedy, James C., 1963-
Can hope endure?
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)604085272
Online version:
Kennedy, James C., 1963-
Can hope endure?
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)607500244
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Kennedy; Caroline Joyce Simon
ISBN: 0802828582 9780802828583
OCLC Number: 56895134
Description: xvi, 249 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Hope and durability --
2. The roots of Hope College's middle way : religious and cultural contours, 1866-1945 --
3. The goal of the middle way : elevating humanity through educating Christians, 1866-1945 --
4. Continuity and change within Hope's middle way, 1925-1963 --
5. Crisis for Hope's middle way, 1963-1972 --
6. Hope's neo-middle way, 1972-1987 --
7. Testing Hope's endurance, 1987-1999 --
8. Calling, creativity, and the future of Christian higher education --
App. I. Chronology of Hope College presidents --
App. II. Biographical notes on selected figures in Hope College's history.
Series Title: Historical series of the Reformed Church in America, no. 47.
Responsibility: James C. Kennedy & Caroline J. Simon.

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"The spate of books written recently on Christian higher education highlights a common theme - how numerous colleges founded by church bodies have gradually lost their religious moorings, often culminating in what historian George Marsden calls "established nonbelief." Can Hope Endure? examines the history of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as it has struggled to find a faithful middle way between secularization and withdrawal from mainstream academic and American culture."--Jacket.

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