The Decline and Fall of the Christian College

Burtchaell, James Tunstead
April 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1991, Issue 12, p16
Focuses on establishment of Vanderbilt University, a college in the U.S. that was founded under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Appointment of Cornelius Vanderbilt as president of the university's Board of Trust; Designation of James Kirkland in the institution; Basic elements of the Vanderbilt experience and suggestive parallels to be found in the wider Protestant experience.


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