Secularization of the Academy
Preface Introduction 1. The Soul of the American University: An Historical Overview, George Marsden 2. From Evangelicalism to Liberalism: Public Midwestern Universities in Nineteeth-Century America, Bradley Longfield 3. Secularization and Sacralization: Speculations on Some Religious Origins of the Secular Humanities...
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A century ago Christianity was a leading force in American higher education; today it is marginalized or simply excluded. This study examines the reasons behind the transformation.
George M. Marsden (Ph.D., Yale University)is Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame, is currently a scholar in residence at Calvin College. Among his many books is the full-length biography Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Yale 2003), which received nine awards, including the Bancroft Prize in history and the Grawemeyer Award in religion. He has also written books, including The Soul of the American University; Fundamentalism and American Culture; Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism; Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism and A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards
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