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From the Publisher"America's religious colleges and universities are terra incognita to many liberal and secular readers. Naomi Schaefer Riley offers an insightful, balanced, and respectful guide to this world, one that its own members will find provocative and from which strangers to it will learn a great deal."
- Alan Wolfe, author, One Nation After All and The Transformation of American Religion
"Naomi Schaefer Riley spent a year touring the parallel universe of religious colleges, pen in hand, and brought back a book full of open-minded, sharply observed portraits of a fast-growing corner of America that most of the mass media prefer to caricature or ignore. The results are illuminating—and important."
- Terry Teachout, author, The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken
"It is no small feat to provide the in-depth, interesting, and absolutely objective overview that Naomi Schaefer Riley does in her book, God on the Quad. Riley manages to skate the zig-zag line of truth on the thin ice that exists for those trying to explore this topic."
- Coleen Rowley, FBI whistleblower, Time Magazine's 2002 Person of the Year, graduate of the evangelical Wartburg College (speaking in her personal capacity and furnishing her personal endorsement only)
"Naomi Schaefer Riley's God the Quad is an important and refreshing new look at the vitality of a younger generation of well-educated religious people who want to make a difference in the deeply divided and conflicted America they are inheriting."
- Alphonse Vinh, National Public Radio
"A pioneer explorer into the unknown territory of America's religious colleges, Naomi Schaefer Riley reports her findings from twenty campuses with verve and insight. Her writing is as light as conversation, but her thinking goes as deep as the dispute in American education today between reason and revelation. "
- Harvey Mansfield, professor of Government, Harvard University, author, America's Constitutional Soul and The Spirit of Liberalism
"A joy to read, this book is also an arresting picture of a new generation that is poised to change the face of our culture and public life."
- Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, professor of history at Emory University
"Inspiring! A sympathetic, moving, insightful, thoroughly and clearly reported account of a phenomenon that, for all its importance, has until now been hardly noticed. Only a rare and gifted journalist can bring to life such diverse places, with their very different cultures."
- David Klinghoffer, author, The Discovery of God: Abraham and the Birth of Monotheism and The Lord Will Gather Me In: My Journey to Jewish Orthodoxy
Insightful and challenging, Riley's book shows how religious colleges are transforming America, and vice versa. This work is invaluable for anyone interested in the future of higher education in America-and the future of religion. Riley is a wonderful chronicler of a little-known academic world where faith and reason still intersect, a world that is having a profound impact on our national life.
- David Gibson, author, The Coming Catholic Church: How the Faithful Are Shaping a New American Catholicism