The College "Y"

Student Religion in the Era of Secularization

Authors: Setran, D.

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. In this groundbreaking history of the YMCA, David Setran details its critical role on American campuses, exploring how this popular organization worked to strengthen the Protestant piety of American collegians through Bible study, service, and prayer, as well as how the organization changed after World War I, alienating itself from churches, university administrators, and even the students themselves.

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David P. Setran is Professor of Educational Ministries, Wheaton College, USA.

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'Anyone who wants to understand the history of religious commitment in the United States and the contexts that have shaped it will find Setran's penetrating study of the Christian youth movement timely and important.It helps explain current struggles, but more to the point, it delivers a complex narrative in a voice that speaks with uncommon insight and grace.Substantively and methodologically, this book will benefit students, more experienced scholars, and laypeople alike.It establishes Setran as a rising star in the history of American education and religion.' Donald Warren, Indiana University, editor of Civic and Moral Learning in America (Palgrave Macmillan)

'A century ago, the YMCA stood at the center of campus life for many male students, a visible reminder of religious presence in American higher education. Within a few decades, however, the 'Y' was relegated to the margins of academia. In this thoughtful, engaging history, Setran persuasively explains how the social gospel and progressive education helped reshape the religious and social aims of the YMCA, whose leaders unwittingly contributed to the ongoing secularization of modern higher education. A gifted writer with an incomparable command of the primary sources, Setran has established himself as a leading scholar of American educational and religious history.' - William J. Reese, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Setran, David P.

  • Organizing a College Revival

    Pages 13-37

    Setran, David P.

  • Saving Collegians to Save the World

    Pages 39-58

    Setran, David P.

  • Expanding the Boundaries

    Pages 61-82

    Setran, David P.

  • Building a Campus Presence

    Pages 83-105

    Setran, David P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The College "Y"
Book Subtitle
Student Religion in the Era of Secularization
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60338-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230603387
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6125-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 315
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