Item description for God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin & Bernadette Dunne...
Overview Since 2000, America's most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College in Virginia, a small Christian school that has earned the nickname "God's Harvard." Most of these students are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. The school grooms them to become the Christian elite of tomorrow, dispatching them to the front lines of politics, entertainment, and science to wage the battle to take back a godless nation. Hanna Rosin spent a year and a half following these students from campus to Congress, conservative think tanks, Hollywood, and other centers of influence. Her account captures a nerve center of the evangelical movement at a moment of maximum influence and also crisis, as it struggles to remake the modern world in its own image.
Publishers Description God's Harvard grooms its students to be the Christian elite of tomorrow, dispatching them to the front lines of politics, entertainment, and science, to wage the battle to take back a godless nation.
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Studio: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Running Time: 570.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.69" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding MP3 CD
Release Date Sep 10, 2007
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc.
ISBN 1433203642 ISBN13 9781433203640
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More About Hanna Rosin & Bernadette Dunne
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she first reported on ?the end of men.? A founder of DoubleX, Slate's women's section, she has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, among others, and is the recipient of a 2010 National Magazine Award. She is also the author of a previous book, God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. Rosin lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three children.
Hanna Rosin currently resides in Washington, D.C., in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about God's Harvard?
POV can be confusing Oct 24, 2007
Patrick Henry College, a small evangelical college just outside of Washington D.C., aims to "save the culture and take back the nation." It is grooming its students, mostly former home schooled, to attain positions of influence in the government and the media.
Hannah Rosin spent a year and a half with the students and faculty of Patrick Henry College. She went with them on campaigns, visited their families, attended conferences and even rented a student a room who was on an internship. What she found were highly driven individuals with principles and dreams.
I'd never heard of Patrick Henry College, and as a person who considers herself on the "right" side of politics, I was intrigued. However, I'm not sure for whom this book is written. If I'm honest, I'll say that it reads far more like an expose of the "radical" religious right that is packaged as an informative book about a college of influence.
This is a well-written, well-researched book by someone who does not get it: neither evangelical Christianity nor Patrick Henry College. Her heavy use of quotation marks when referring to Christian terminology set a mocking tone. And she didn't even stick to the people of Patrick Henry. She would go off on tangents about people who weren't associated with Patrick Henry College--they were just associated with people who were associated with Patrick Henry College--as if to show what kind of maniacs are out there who believe God could possibly be interested in us as individuals. Though I have to admit that the tangential people were fascinating.
I give kudos to author Rosin for enlightening us radical right wingers as to what the other side really thinks of us. As if we already didn't know. So my complaint isn't so much about what was written, as it is to how it is packaged. If you are going to put out a book showing the dark side of a college, don't make it look for all the world like you might be writing of the good. That's all I ask.
Armchair Interviews says: Interesting information packaged for several interpretations.