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Religious Higher Education in the United States

A Source Book, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper


646 pages

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Originally published in 1996 Religious Higher Education in the United States looks at the issue of higher education and a lack of a clearly articulated purpose, an issue particularly challenging to religiously-affiliated institutions. This volume attempts to address the problems currently facing denomination-affiliated institutions of higher education, beginning with an introduction to government aid and the regulation of religious colleges and universities in the US. The greater part of the volume consists of 24 chapters, each of which begins with a historical essay followed by annotated bibliographical entries covering primary and secondary sources dating back to 1986 on various denomination-connected institutions.

Table of Contents


1. Government Aid to and Regulation of Religious Colleges and Universities

2. The Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3. Quakers and Higher Education

4. Lutheran College Education in the United States

5. Reformed Colleges and Seminaries

6. Higher Education Among Churches of Christ

7. Moravian College and Universities

8. United Church of Christ Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries

9. Disciples of Christ Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries

10. Episcopal Colleges and Universities

11. Higher Education Institutions of the Church of the Brethren

12. Foursquare Gospel Church Colleges

13. Wesleyan Colleges and Universities

14. Free Methodist Colleges

15. Catholic Higher Education in the United States: An Historical Perspective

16. Baptist Colleges and Universities

17. Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education in the United States

18. Jewish Seminaries and Colleges

19. American Bible Colleges

20. Higher Education in the United Methodist Church

21. Mennonite Institutions of Higher Education

22. Independent Christian Colleges and Universities

23. Church of the Nazarene Universities, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries

24. Pentecostal Colleges and Seminaries: A Selected Overview



Author Index

Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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