This well-researched, thorough survey of the past, present and future of Christian education in America was the first comprehensive history of Protestant higher education when first published. From Harvard's founding in the 17th century to its present state, Ringenberg explores the development of the Protestant college in light of colonial influnces, the expansion of education after the Revolution, and the rise of socialism. These new insights into Christian colleges' growth and and increasing strength gives us a complete picture of the true state of religious Protestant colleges in the United States today. Features a new chapter "On to the Twenty-First Century" and introduction by Mark Noll. 256 pages, softcover.
When it first appeared in 1984 The Christian College was the first modern comprehensive history of Protestant higher education in America. Now this second edition updates the history, featuring a new chapter on the developments of the past two decades, a major introduction by Mark Noll, a new preface and epilogue, and a series of instructive appendixes.
William C. Ringenberg (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is department chair and professor of history at Taylor University. He has focused on American religious history and has written a number of scholarly books, reviews, and journal articles dealing with Christian higher education.