By Catherine Gidney
On the flip of the century Protestantism permeated the cultural cloth of English-Canadian society. via 1970, in spite of the fact that, universities have been essentially secular. was once this modification the results of the altering nature of Protestantism on the flip of the century or forces exterior to it? via analyzing the function Protestantism performed on college campuses from 1920 to 1970, Catherine Gidney furthers the controversy over the character and means of secularization in English Canada.
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Book Page 14 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM 14 A Long Eclipse “Great Examiner will be best satisfied with those pupils who enter manhood and womanhood listening for the call to service and duty, whose minds are undefiled and ‘whose morning faces are turned towards the light’ … The moral control of the individual leads to the moral control of the state. ”79 The enterprise of administrators during the interwar years has been nicely captured by a historian of Dalhousie University, Henry Roper. Of Dalhousie in the 1920s, Roper reports that Protestantism, whether in its Calvinist or Anglican form, remained potent on the Dalhousie campus.
Most remained active members in one of the mainline churches, and many were ordained ministers. Generally from small-town central and eastern Canada, they received their bas predominantly in Canada and then went on to postgraduate work in Canada, the United States, or England. Not surprisingly, given such similar backgrounds, they also had a common intellectual outlook. Educated during a period of tremendous intellectual and theological ferment, many administrators were influenced by philosophical idealism, liberal theology, and the progressive intellectual and social ideals of the time.
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A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the Canadian University, 1920-1970 by Catherine Gidney