The Soul of the American University

From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief by George M. Marsden

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Subjects:

  • Higher,
  • Education,
  • Aims and objectives,
  • Education, Higher,
  • History,
  • Liberalism (Religion),
  • Protestant churches,
  • United States
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9860611M
ISBN 100735102651
ISBN 109780735102651
OCLC/WorldCa49212690

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One of America's finest scholars, George M. Marsden, offers us a first-rate intellectual history in The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief (New York: Oxford University Press, c.

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Since higher education was usually thought of as a religious. In pleading for universities to give religious teachings the same respect they give feminist and multicultural perspectives, Marsden (History/Notre Dame, The Secularization of the Academy, etc.) cogently argues that major American universities, founded essentially as religious institutions, are now so hostile to religion that they largely exclude religious viewpoints.

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