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Fundamentalist UKeeping the Faith in American Higher Education$
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Adam Laats

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190665623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190665623.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

Sandals of the Evangelical Mind

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Adam Laats

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DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190665623.003.0011

From a twenty-first century perspective, it can seem as if everything has changed. Evangelical and fundamentalist schools have made drastic changes in their teaching and lifestyle rules. Even the most traditionalist schools have adopted some of the structures of mainstream higher education. However, some of the tensions established in the early twentieth century remain strong. Faculty purges, student protests, and inter-school rivalries are just as powerful today as they have been since the 1920s. New anxieties about faculty fidelity to creationist truths repeat patterns laid down decades earlier. And old rivalries between fundamentalist and evangelical institutions show up in new and unexpected ways.

Keywords:   Larycia Hawkins, Steven Pettit, Bryan College, Liberty University, Biola University, fundamentalism, evangelicalism, higher education

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