ISBN-10:
0226661997
ISBN-13:
2900226661994
Pub. Date:
06/28/1988
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
God's Choice; The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School / Edition 1

God's Choice; The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School / Edition 1

by Alan Peshkin

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ISBN-13: 2900226661994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Peshkin is professor of comparative education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. God's Choice is the third in his series of studies exploring American communities and their schools. The other books in the series, Growing Up American and The Imperfect Union, were also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
The Setting, the Author, the Times
2. "Blessed Assurance"
The Dictates of Doctrine
3. The King's Witnesses
Called to Teach
4. The Structure of Control
Until the Love of Christ Constraineth
5. Bethany's Didactic Milieu
A Match for the Devil's Darts
6. Bethany's Deviance
Schooling for Sprituality
7. By Their Fruits
The Impact of Orthodoxy
8. By Their Fruits
Four Student Portraits
9. In Satan's Clutches
Bethany's Scorners
10. Bethany's Total Institution
Truth's Organizational Structure
11. God's Choice
Costs and Benefits
Appendixes
A. Course Offerings, 1979-80
B. American Association of Christian Schools Statement of Faith
C. The Academy Hymn
D. Grass-Roots Christian Political Action
E. Parent's Pledge
F. Employee Contractual Agreement
G. "Our Standard of Christian Leadership"
H. Teacher Duties
I. Student Pledge
J. Hall Rules
K. Leadership Pledge
L. End-of-the-Year Letter Sent to Each BBA Parent
Notes
Tables
References
Index

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