Item #031587 The Dying of the Light; The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches. James Tunstead Burtchsaell.
The Dying of the Light; The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches
The Dying of the Light; The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches

The Dying of the Light; The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches

Grand Rapids; (1998): William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Thick Octavo. Item #031587

). 868 pages, index. A first-rate book of how colleges and universities were founded with the presumption they would remain true to their Christian moorings but virtually all moved away to either a more modern attempt to become respectable to their founders (and their donors) or those that moved to a position based on the relativism of choosing for scholarship without regard to even lip service to the faith that once led to the founding of these schools. This transition was one that applied not only to the schools of the mainline denominations but also to Catholics and evangelicals. This is a very balanced work which will probably gain the opprobrium of evangelicals and the cautioned praise of those institutions that indeed moved far away from their origins. Bound in black paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in a very nice dust jacket.

Price: $60.00

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