The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century

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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Wilson-Black has been CEO of Sojourners since 2013 and manages the organization, working closely with the board of directors and with president and founder Jim Wallis. A graduate of the University of Chicago (PhD, AM) and the University of Richmond (BA, MH), Rob served as a college and seminary vice president for ten years before joining Sojourners in 2009. He is the author of numerous articles, blogs, and podcasts, and a new show launched by Audible. He is an editor of the multi-volume Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers and writes for Sojourners magazine. He advises Crestivex Capital's social impact investing project, previously served as an advisor to the New America Foundation's Smart Strategy Initiative, and serves as a member of the President's Advisory Board of Lynchburg College in Virginia.


"Building on prodigious research, Robert Wilson-Black takes readers under the hood to examine the intramural skirmish between teaching religion and teaching about religion on college and university campuses, a conflict exemplified by the divergent missions between chaplaincies and departments of religion. The End of College, however, is much more than an insider's approach to the topic. Readers with interests ranging from secularization, neoorthodoxy, and the eclipse of Protestant hegemony to the separation of church and state, multiculturalism, and the spiritual crisis brought on by World War II will find Wilson-Black's analysis riveting." --Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College

"Wilson-Black provides a helpful genealogy to understanding the shards of the wreckage left after the former queen of the sciences fell." --Perry Glanzer, Baylor University

"The story of the decline of religious colleges and the rise of religion departments . . . is also very much the story of a nation. . . ." --Ebo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core