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Denominational Higher Education during World War II

Editors: Laukaitis, John J. (Ed.)

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  • Provides a broad range of historical treatments examining distinct theological perspectives and institutional identities
  • Examines the characteristic mission and identity of over one hundred fifty Christian liberal arts colleges and universities that represent some thirty five denominations
  • Fills a critical gap in the history of higher education useful to scholars interested in telling the complete story of how higher education institutions dealt with the horrors of war
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This book examines how World War II affected denominational colleges who faced a national crisis in relationship to their Christian tenets and particular religious communities and student bodies. With denominational positions ranging from justifying the war in light of the existential threat that the United States faced to maintaining long-held beliefs of nonviolence, the multitude of institutional positions taken during World War II speaks to the scope of religious diversity within Christian higher education and the central issues of faith and service to God and country. Ultimately, Laukitis provides a particular lens to analyze the history of higher education during World War II through an examination of denominational institutions. The relationship between higher education, faith, and war offers depth to understanding the role of denominational colleges in articulating theological interpretations of war and their sense of responsibility as Christian liberal arts institutions in the United States. 

About the authors

John J. Laukaitis is Assistant Professor of Education at North Park University, USA.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Laukaitis, John J.

  • Staying “On the Beam”: Pepperdine College During World War II

    Pages 5-31

    Hunnicutt, Loretta

  • “In War as in Peace, Culture for Service”: Sioux Falls College and the Successive Crises of Depression and War

    Pages 33-66

    Jackson, Stephen

  • “The Charity of Christ Urges Us”: Women, War, and the Four Freedoms at the College of Mount St. Joseph

    Pages 67-91

    Robinson, Peter M.

  • Service, Faith, and Race: North Park College During World War II

    Pages 93-145

    Laukaitis, John J.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96625-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96624-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07225-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Denominational Higher Education during World War II
Editors
  • John J. Laukaitis
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96625-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96625-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96624-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07225-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 363
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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