Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Education - 217 pages
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This book demonstrates that, despite much evidence to the contrary, there are still Christian colleges and universities of high academic quality that have also kept their religious heritages publicly relevant.Respected scholar Robert Benne explores how six schools from six different religious traditions -- Calvin College, Wheaton College, St. Olaf College, Valparaiso University, Baylor University, and the University of Notre Dame -- have maintained "quality with soul." These constructive case studies examine the vision, ethos, and personnel policies of each school, showing how and why its religious foundation remains strong.
  

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In The Paradoxical Vision: A Public Theology for the Twenty-First Century, Benne decried the marginalization of religion in American life. Here the well-known professor of religion (Roanoke Coll ... Read full review

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If you care about Christian universities, you will really appreciate this book. Great insights into Wheaton, Calvin, Notre Dame, St. Olaf's and Valpo. Read full review

Contents

ONE The Current Situation
1
The Darkening Trends
3
Underlying Factors
19
Types of ChurchRelated Colleges
48
TWO Six Ventures in Christian Humanism
67
The Traditions and Their Schools
69
Vision
96
Ethos
145
THREE Strategies for Maintenance and Renewal
177
Keeping the Faith
179
The Long Road Back
207
Index
215
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Robert Benne is Director of the Roanoke College Center for Religion and Society and Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

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