By Catherine Gidney
On the flip of the century Protestantism permeated the cultural textile of English-Canadian society. through 1970, even if, universities have been essentially secular. used to be this alteration the results of the altering nature of Protestantism on the flip of the century or forces exterior to it? via interpreting the function Protestantism performed on collage campuses from 1920 to 1970, Catherine Gidney furthers the controversy over the character and strategy of secularization in English Canada.
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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.
Social gospellers understood sin not simply as an individual phenomenon but as permeating the social structure. Both the individual and society needed to be transformed in order to usher in the Kingdom of God. ”10 In the university of the early twentieth century this aim found practical expression through the settlement house movement. book Page 5 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM The Moral Vision of the University 5 the movement believed that in linking idealism with empirical research, scientific methods could be applied to effect a moral purpose – to bridge class and ethnic divisions.
Kerr. ”68 Similarly, Cody’s biographer has shown that while he was at Wycliffe between 1893 and 1910, Cody taught evangelical beliefs such as the sovereignty of God, the sinfulness of man, the doctrine of election, and salvation by God’s grace. 70 Yet most presidents did not fully embrace the new or reject the old. Central to liberal Protestantism in the context of the universities was a spirit of flexibility, a flexibility that allowed for the reconciliation of modern thought with traditional religious beliefs.
A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the Canadian University, 1920-1970 by Catherine Gidney