Alumnus Releases Book, “College Identity Sagas”

Alumnus Eric Childers (MDiv ’04) has published, College Identity Sagas (Pickwick, 2012), where he traces the forty-year narratives of three colleges of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Concordia College, Gettysburg College, and Lenoir-Rhyne University. He sheds light on the question, “Are these schools seeking to preserve their religious identities, and if so, what organizational strategies are supporting these efforts?” For those interested in distinctive colleges, religiously affiliated higher education, and organization and institutional theories, this book is a vital resource.

About the Author

Childers completed his PhD in higher education at the University of Virginia in 2010, and graduated from the School of Divinity in 2004. He currently serves as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville, North Carolina.

To Order the Book

Contact your favorite bookseller or order directly from the publisher via phone (541) 344-1528, fax (541) 344-1506 or e-mail at


Media Contacts: Publisher, James Stock  |  School of Divinity, Mark Batten

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