Fundamentalist U by Adam Laats audiobook

Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

By Adam Laats
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio 9780190665623

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665219877

  • ISBN: 9781665219860

  • ISBN: 9781665219884

Runtime: 11.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Colleges, universities, and seminaries do more than just transfer knowledge to students. They sell themselves as "experiences" that transform young people in unique ways. The conservative evangelical Protestant network of higher education has been no different. In the twentieth century, when higher education sometimes seemed to focus on sports, science, and social excess, conservative evangelical schools offered a compelling alternative. On their campuses, evangelicals debated what it meant to be a creationist, a Christian, a proper American, all within the bounds of Biblical revelation. Instead of encouraging greater personal freedom and deeper pluralist values, conservative evangelical schools thrived by imposing stricter rules on their students and faculty.

In Fundamentalist U, Adam Laats shows that these colleges have always been more than just schools; they have been vital intellectual citadels in America's culture wars. These unique institutions have defined what it has meant to be an evangelical and have reshaped the landscape of American higher education.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Laats captures the conflicts and the abiding strengths of faith-based institutions as they wrestle with the challenges of modernity and their own internecine quarrels.” Roger L. Geiger, author of The History of American Higher Education

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Laats

Author Bio: Adam Laats

Adam Laats is Professor of Education and History at Binghamton University. He is the author of several books, including The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education, winner of the History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award in 2016.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English