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Review Of James Tunstead Burtchaell's The Dying Of The Light: The Disengagement Of Colleges And Universities From Their Christian Churches, Ken Badley Jan 2000

Review Of James Tunstead Burtchaell's The Dying Of The Light: The Disengagement Of Colleges And Universities From Their Christian Churches, Ken Badley

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The thesis that colleges founded by churches eventually cut the cord and drift into secularity is no longer news in discussions of American higher education. And for that reason, one would hardly expect to enjoy yet another repetition of the thesis, especially one running over 800 pages. But James Burtchaell combines careful scholarship in primary sources such as faculty minutes and institutional histories with unpretentious, witty writing to present a highly readable treatment of the old theme. Many books that follow this thesis focus on the mass exodus of Protestant colleges from their churches in the second half of the ...