|Laats’s first book: “The Other School Reformers”|
If you are not reading Adam Laats’s blog I Love You But You’re Going to Hell I encourage you to bookmark it or put in in your feed. Laats teaches in the Graduate School of Education at SUNY-Binghamton and has written extensively on religion and the culture wars as they relate to American education.
I have been reading Laats for a year or so, but I just recently learned of his new book project: “Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education.” Here is Laats’s description of this well-funded project:
In my new book, tentatively titled Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education, I’m exploring the complex history of evangelical and fundamentalist higher education. In many ways, these schools have functioned as institutional hubs in the kaleidoscopic world of conservative evangelicalism. From Reagan to Romney, from Cruz to (Jeb) Bush, politicians hoping to woo the conservative religious vote have visited conservative schools such as Bob Jones and Liberty University…
Adam Laats says
Thanks for the mention! The good news is that I've managed to meet my goal of writing the first two chapters this summer. Now I'm on to my 1920s chapter, with this catchy epigraph from anti-evolution maven T.T. Martin, c. 1923: “My soul is a starving skeleton; my heart a petrified rock; my mind is poisoned. . . . I wish I had never been to college.”
John Fea says
Great stuff, Adam. I am looking forward to reading it.