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Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Adam Laats


Why do so many conservative politicians flock to the campuses of Liberty University, Wheaton College, and Bob Jones University? In Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education, Adam Laats shows that these colleges have always been more than just schools; they have been vital intellectual citadels in America’s culture wars. These unique institutions have defined what it has meant to be an evangelical and have reshaped the landscape of American higher education. In the twentieth century, when higher education sometimes seemed to focus on sports, science, and social excess, co ... More

Keywords: fundamentalism, evangelicalism, higher education, conservatism, Bob Jones University, Wheaton College, Biola University, Gordon College, Liberty University, Moody Bible Institute

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190665623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190665623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Laats, author
Binghamton University