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    DescriptionSamuel Schuman examines the place of religious colleges and universities, particularly evangelical Protestant institutions, in contemporary American higher education. Many faith-based schools are flourishing. They have rigorous academic standards, impressive student recruitment, ambitious philanthropic goals, and well-maintained campuses and facilities. Yet much of the U.S. higher-education community ignores them or accords them little respect. Seeing the Light considers, instead, what can be learned from the viability of these institutions. The book begins with a history of post secondary U.S. education from the perspective of the religious traditions from which it arose. After focusing briefly on nonevangelical institutions, Schuman next looks at three Roman Catholic institutions-the College of New Rochelle, Villanova University, and Thomas Aquinas College. He then profiles evangelical colleges and universities in detail, discovering the factors contributing to their success. These institutions range from nationally recognized to little known, from rich to poor, with both highly selective and open admission requirements. Interviews with key administrators, faculty, and students reveal the challenges, the successes, and the goals of these institutions. Schuman concludes that these schools-Baylor University, Anderson University, New Saint Andrews College, Calvin College, North Park University, George Fox University, Westmont College, Oral Roberts University, Northwestern College, and Wheaton College-and others like them offer important and timely lessons for the broader higher-education community.

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    Seeing the Light
    Religious Colleges in Twenty-first Century America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Schuman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801893728
    ISBN 10: 0801893720

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
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    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35, 24
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    B&T Approval Code: H37300000
    BIC subject category V2: JNLR
    BISAC V2.8: REL011000
    B&T Approval Code: H37140000
    DC22: 378.0710973, 378/.0710973
    LC classification: LC538 .S38 2010
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    Thema V1.0: JNM, JNLR
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    Publication date
    16 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Samuel Schuman is chancellor emeritus of the University of Minnesota, Morris. He is the author of three literary studies and of Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, also published by Johns Hopkins.
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    Both this book and its extensive bibliographic essay are worth reflection. -- Susan E. Henking Religious Studies Review 2010 This ambitious book is an important addition to the burgeoning literature on Christian higher education. -- Robert Benne Journal of Higher Education 2011