The Decline and Fall of the Christian College (II)

Burtchaell, James Tunstead
May 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1991, Issue 13, p30
Recounts how the process of estrangement between Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and the Southern Methodist Church was typical of the alienation of Protestant colleges and universities from their churches. Public discourse that allowed Catholic educators to raise critical doubts about the soundness of the establishment of colleges and universities in the U.S.; Course descriptions following the shift in theological teaching at several Catholic universities from 1955 to 1965; Morals to the story of the estrangement.


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