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Faith And Learning: A Case Study Of The Ouachita Baptist University Student Body, Amy Michelle Packer Jan 2005

Faith And Learning: A Case Study Of The Ouachita Baptist University Student Body, Amy Michelle Packer

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With each new generation of students the Christian liberal arts university faces anew the question of how its faith tradition will influence its level of academic excellence. This question becomes increasingly challenging as society becomes more secularized. When the first ' universities were established in America, religion was considered the appropriate foundation of education. The work of George Marsden has shown, however, that by their very structure these universities would guarantee the eventual exclusion of religion altogether? Many in the church related university have similarly excluded religion from the academic environment. In the shadow of increasingly secular universities, the church-related university ...