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God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Religious colleges and universities in America are growing at a breakneck pace. In this startling new book, journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores these schools-interviewing administrators, professors, and students-to produce the first popular, accessible, and comprehensive investigation of this phenomenon

Call them the Missionary Generation. By the tens and hundreds of t...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 6th 2005 by St. Martin's Press
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Katie
This was a really interesting book and a good read. The only reason I rated it four instead of five stars is because toward the end it really started to drag, like the author had kind of wandered off the path of the rest of the book. But other than that, it was a really fascinating read and I enjoyed it. I especially appreciated that the author takes each religious group she interacts with seriously on their own terms. There is no snarkiness (a trait found all too often in many current "journali...more
Becky
Maybe more like 3-1/2. The book had some limitations simply because this was too huge a subject for one person to treat comprehensively; it would be better if it could be some kind of sociological survey/research project with lots of financial backing. Also, I'd have liked to see her do an in-depth look at an evangelical school as she did for the other types of schools (not just dealing with the evangelical schools in her chapters on broader subjects). But for what it is, Riley does a good job....more
Diane
In this book, a journalist visits religious colleges and universities and reports on her findings. The book provides a fascinating look at a number of educations institutions that I previously knew little about. Her practice of spending considerable time at each college, sitting in on classes, and interviewing students and faculty makes the book both enjoyable and informative.
Zoe
Interesting look at religious colleges/universities. I appreciated the author's approach but her writing seemed almost too informal at times. Solid, engaging material and worth reading.
Alisha G
Interesting, though I didn't think her description of BYU was especially accurate.
Molly
the wonders of grad school...
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