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Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities





ISBN 9781138353985
Published February 25, 2019 by Routledge
160 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book aims to investigate the level of political tolerance at conservative Protestant colleges and universities. Through innovative and methodologically sophisticated techniques, the authors test the political openness of these institutions as a proxy for their willingness to accept opinions that fall outside of those held by their religious community. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an insular environment at conservative Protestant institutions beyond religious obligations, or if these institutions are only restrictive as it concerns those theological commitments. Drawing from five distinct sets of data, the authors demonstrate that conservative Protestant institutions of higher education exhibit more political diversity and political tolerance than other institutions of higher education, including elite ‘Research 1’ institutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction



Chapter 2 – Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities in America



Chapter 3 – The Political Makeup of the American University



Chapter 4 – The Political Biases on our College Campuses



Chapter 5 – Political Bias and the Conservative Protestant Campus



Chapter 6 – Liberty, Wheaton and Bethel: Three Case Studies



Chapter 7 – Conclusion



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Author(s)

Biography

George Yancey is a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, USA.



Laurel Shaler is a professor of counselor education at Liberty University, USA.



Jerald H. Walz is a Research Associate at the Center for Cooperative Problem Solving at Virginia Tech.