The Church on the World's Turf: An Evangelical Christian Group at a Secular University


Is it possible for conservative Protestant groups to survive in secular institutional settings? Here, Bramadat offers an ethnographic study of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at McMaster University, a group that espouses fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible, women's roles, the age of the earth, alcohol consumption, and sexual ethics. In examining this group, Bramadat demonstrates how this tiny minority thrives within the overwhelmingly secular context of the University.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Cheryl J. Sanders
  • Gregory A. Willis
  • Amy L. Sherman
  • Terryl L. Givens
  • Amanda Porterfield
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2000


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