Catherine Gidney's A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the PDF

By Catherine Gidney

ISBN-10: 0773528059

ISBN-13: 9780773528055

On the flip of the century Protestantism permeated the cultural textile of English-Canadian society. by means of 1970, notwithstanding, universities have been basically secular. was once this alteration the results of the altering nature of Protestantism on the flip of the century or forces exterior to it? by way of studying the function Protestantism performed on college campuses from 1920 to 1970, Catherine Gidney furthers the controversy over the character and strategy of secularization in English Canada.

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53 Or as Lord Tweedsmuir put it at a McMaster convocation, technological progress was a “triumph of the human mind,” but it also had the danger of dominating humans. ”54 Such concerns accompanied the increasing role that science, especially applied science, was coming to play within the university. For many presidents the modernization of the university made even more imperative a moral basis for the institution. book Page 11 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM The Moral Vision of the University 11 that the scientific method, contrary to earlier claims, could not be solely relied upon to provide the solutions to the dilemmas of the human condition.

Indeed, for the first six decades of the twentieth century, university presidents and principals continued to project a moral vision of the university that was rooted in the nexus of beliefs that characterized liberal Protestantism. book Page 26 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM 2 “Training for freedom” Moral Regulation in the University from the 1920s to the 1960s The vision of a moral community that animated senior university administrators and infused their rhetoric from the 1920s to the early 1960s found concrete expression in several ways.

W. R. 39 Several of the presidents were also involved in progressive organizations. The revivalist spirit of the 1880s and 1890s had given a new lease of life to organizational involvement. 40 Robert Falconer, along with other influential members of the university community, such as Vincent Massey, was a member of the League of Nations Society. J. P. Whidden were both deeply involved in the reform of the liquor trade, though eventually on different sides. A. P. M. MacKenzie was equally involved in the Student Christian Movement and the Student Volunteer Movement.

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