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ERIC Number: EJ796555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Evangelicalism Rebounds in Academe
Lindsay, D. Michael
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n31 pB12 May 2008
In 1993, Michael Weiskopf wrote an article for "The Washington Post" in which he described evangelicals in the United States as "poor, uneducated, and easy to command." Although the comment provoked outrage from evangelicals, Weiskopf's assertion was not without merit. At the time, only 15% of evangelicals held college or graduate degrees. Even though religious conservatives dominated higher education at the turn of the 20th century, by 1993 they had lost their influence within the academy. Yet on campuses across the country, evangelicalism is rebounding. Evangelical students make up growing portions of the incoming classes at Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. They join robust campus-ministry groups that sponsor everything from debates to spring-break "mission" trips. In this article, the author discusses what drives this change and what it may mean for American higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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