By Brett H. Smith
"This is a vital source for historians of upper schooling, faith on collage campuses, the farmer-labor circulate, and the Social Gospel. The bibilography by myself is definitely worth the expense of the book."
--Betty A. DeBerg, collage of Northern Iowa
"Religious motivations have been on the middle of the growth of upper schooling within the usa. Brett Smith, utilizing the college of Illinois as a case learn, tells the attention-grabbing tale of the non secular commitments, conflicts, and associations that have been on the center of the founding of 'state faculties' of upper schooling. In state-of-the-art extra conflicted period, we too frequently omit how deeply faith has been on the middle of the efforts to extend chance, develop academic entry, and form public existence in hopeful and therapeutic styles. due to Dr. Smith for reminding us of this heritage."
--Jack L. Seymour
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
"In an age the place retreaded ancient topics and tired clichés were used to provide an explanation for the historical past of yank greater schooling, alongside comes Labor's Millennium: Christianity, commercial schooling, and the Founding of the collage of Illinois. Bringing a refreshingly assorted viewpoint, Smith demonstrates the viability of the explanatory energy of theological constructs and provides his readers an oft ignored and underutilized framework to appreciate the founding of 1 of America's maximum public universities."
--J. Gregory Behle
The Master's College
Brett H. Smith is the Pastor of the collage Baptist Church and the director of the Baptist Housing Ministry in Champaign, Illinois.
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