The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches
Hughes, Richard T., The Catholic Historical Review
The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches. By James Tunstead Burtchaell, C.S.C. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1998. Pp, xx, 868. $45.00 clothbound; $30.00 paperback.)
In The Dying of the Light, James Burtchaell offers a copiously researched, eminently readable, and highly subjective account of the ways in which churchrelated colleges and universities in the United States-as Burtchaell tells the story-have broken faith with their founding religious traditions. This book is history, but it is also a jeremiad, a lamentation for what has been lost. Essentially, this book is the story of how many …
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Publication information: Article title: The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches. Contributors: Hughes, Richard T. - Author. Journal title: The Catholic Historical Review. Volume: 85. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 1999. Page number: 666+. © 2003 The Catholic University of America Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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