The Sacred and the Secular University / Edition 1
  • The Sacred and the Secular University / Edition 1
  • The Sacred and the Secular University / Edition 1

The Sacred and the Secular University / Edition 1

by Jon H. Roberts, James Turner
     
 

"A brief, highly readable survey of the de-Christianization of the American academy that should attract a wide readership among historians of education, science, and religion."—Ronald Numbers, University of Wisconsin

"The issues of religion in public life and the role of religion in colleges are receiving a lot of attention today. This book makes a

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"A brief, highly readable survey of the de-Christianization of the American academy that should attract a wide readership among historians of education, science, and religion."—Ronald Numbers, University of Wisconsin

"The issues of religion in public life and the role of religion in colleges are receiving a lot of attention today. This book makes a significant contribution to those discussions."—Wayne Proudfoot, Columbia University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691015569
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD ix

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii

INTRODUCTION BY JOHN F. WILSON 3

PART ONE: THE SCIENCES 17

CHAPTER ONE Religion, Science, and Higher Education 19

CHAPTER TWO The Emergence of the Human Sciences 43

CHAPTER THREE Knowledge and Inquiry in the Ascendant 61

PART TWO: THE HUMANITIES 73

CHAPTER FOUR The Triumph of the Humanities 75

CHAPTER FIVE The Boon and Bane of Specialization 83

CHAPTER SIX Two Ideals of Knowledge 95

CHAPTER SEVEN For and against Secularization 107

NOTES 123

INDEX 177

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