Christian Business Education in the Third Millennium: When Hope and Fear Collide

  • Sharon G. Johnson


Arthur Levine and Jeanette Cureton title their latest book When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998). Their book is an analysis of the contrasts in the results of a late 1970s vs. an early mid-1990s Carnegie Council survey of college student attitudes. Their conclusions are sobering: The inescapable conclusion is that today’s college students grew up in a time in which everything around them appeared to be changing—and often not for the better … [They are] a generation that is indeed wearied by the enormous pressures they face economically, politically, socially, and psychologically. At the same time, they are energized by a desire to enjoy the good life and make their corner of the world a better place. This is a generation in which hope and fear are colliding (Levine, 16-17).
Special Section: Millennium