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Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Jeffrey Guhin


In Agents of God, sociologist Jeffrey Guhin describes his year and a half spent in two Sunni Muslim and two Evangelical Christian high schools in the New York City area. At first, these four schools could not seem more different, yet they are linked by much: these are all schools with conservative thoughts on gender and sexuality, with a hostility to the theory of evolution, and with a deep suspicion of secularism. And they are all also hopeful that America will be a place where their children can excel, even as they also fear the nation’s many temptations might lead their children astray. Guh ... More

Keywords: sociology, religion, education, American Islam, American Evangelicalism, science and religion, scripture, prayer, gender and religion, politics and religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190244743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190244743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Guhin, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA