A Christian University: Defining the Difference

Schwehn, Mark R.
May 1999
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1999, Issue 93, p25
Focuses on the significant cultural changes in Christian universities in the United States. Cultural agendas pursued by Christian educators; Changes in American culture since the early 1980s; Interdependence of tradition and critical inquiry in the academy; Relationship between liberal education and Christianity.


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