Can Hope Endure? A Historical Case Study in Christian Higher Education
The spade of books written recently on Christian higher education highlights a common theme: how many colleges founded by church bodies have gradually lost their religious moorings, often culminating in what historian George Marsden calls "established nonbelief." Can Hope Endure? examines the history of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as it struggles to find a faithful middle way between secularization and withdrawal from mainstream academic and American culture.
Kennedy, James C., and Simon, Caroline J. Can Hope Endure? A Historical Case Study in Christian Higher Education. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2005.