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The Lord's University: Freedom and Authority at Byu
Repeatedly Brigham Young University (the "Lord's University") grabs headlines by censoring art, firing liberal faculty members, and insisting that Moses wrote the Pentateuch. Waterman and Kagel follow these volatile campus events for a ten-year period and place them within the historical context of greater American culture wars and religious change that have other campuses ...more
Paperback, 500 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Signature Books
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This was a very interesting overview of the academic freedom battles that occurred at BYU during the 90's. Although it was a bit one sided (which the author attributes to BYU administration's privacy policies), that arguments that the authors present were expressed clearly. This book made me a bit sad that a university that I attend and love would be so antagonistic to free inquiry. While many would say that BYU has more academic freedom when it comes to tolerance for religious views, I would ha ...more
An anecdotal history of rebels and iconoclasts at BYU during the decades of greatest growth for the university (1950's - 1990's). I recommend it to anyone interested in seeing a different side of BYU, not commonly portrayed by the BYU Administration or LDS Church.