[An] excellent and insightful study... His book significantly increases our understanding of a neglected aspect of American religious history.
Hart contributes a first-rate piece of intellectual and institutional history to this discussion... For those who wish to think seriously about the relationship between religion and religious studies and to understand how we have arrived at our current situation, this book is indispensable.
Hart should be commended for pulling together the history of this issue and for the careful reflection he offers about the current status of the discipline.
The book he has given us offers richness of information, astute analysis, and provocative interpretation.
This book is provocative, to say the least. It constitutes another voice in the discussion over the place of religion in secondary and higher education.
This eloquently written study makes a significant contribution to the history of American higher education.
Hart jumps right into the recent fray over the secularization of the academy, paying special attention to developments in religious studies.