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Can a church-related college reinvigorate its Christian identity while maintaining academic quality? That question has been at the forefront of recent discussion of Christian higher education. These two books advance the discussion in different ways. Conflicting Allegiances invites us to imagine a world in which Christianity and academics are thoroughly pursued together—and to imagine what a Christian school would then look like. Can Hope Endure? asks us to consider what is plausible in the context of one specific school, Hope College—a context that has included conservative donors, charismatically disruptive chaplains, a professionalized faculty and the challenges of ecumenical pluralism.


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