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23%OFFJon H. Roberts - The Sacred and the Secular University - 9780691015569 - V9780691015569
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The Sacred and the Secular University

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Description for The Sacred and the Secular University Hardcover. American higher education was transformed between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. This work identifies the forces and explains the events that reformed the college curriculum during this era. It also examines how the study of science became detached from theological considerations. Series: The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education. Num Pages: 184 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJC; HBJK; HBLL; HBLW; JNK; JNM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 12. Weight in Grams: 428.
American higher education was transformed between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. During this period, U.S. colleges underwent fundamental changes--changes that helped to create the modern university we know today. Most significantly, the study of the sciences and the humanities effectively dissolved the Protestant framework of learning by introducing a new secularized curriculum. This secularization has long been recognized as a decisive turning point in the history of American education. Until now, however, there has been remarkably little attention paid to the details of how this transformation came about. Here, at last, Jon ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2000
Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
200
Condition
New
Series
The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education
Number of Pages
184
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691015569
SKU
V9780691015569
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About Jon H. Roberts
Jon H. Roberts is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. He is the author of Darwinism and the Divine in America. James Turner is Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Erasmus Institute. Among his several books are Without God, Without Creed and The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton. ... Read more

Reviews for The Sacred and the Secular University
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000 Winner of the Thomas N. Bonner Prize "A handy historical overview of an issue that cannot be dismissed as "academic," because it is just too important for understanding who we are and where we are going."
Peter Heinegg, America "The Sacred and the Secular University is a balanced and well-reasoned contribution to one ... Read more

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