The Nation: Grooving on Jesus

For the moment at least it seems premature to worry about the godlessness of the young. If anything, there is an excess of religiosity. Consider the replies received when last year Stanford University asked its applicants to write an essay on what subjects they would like to write a book about and why.

Fred Hargadon, dean of admissions, had anticipated Viet Nam, the ecology, the population explosion, high school reform. But he was intrigued at the number of essays—more than 200—that came in on evangelical Christianity, essays that were based on deeply felt personal experience. Apparently the young are continuing to groove...

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