Long Eclipse

Long Eclipse

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Taking a social and cultural history approach, Gidney argues that for much of the twentieth century a liberal Protestant establishment imparted its own particular vision of moral and intellectual purpose to denominational and non-denominational campuses alike. Examining administrators' pronouncements, the moral regulation of campus life, and student religious clubs, she demonstrates that Protestant ideals and values were successfully challenged only in the post-World War II period when a number of factors, including a loosening of social mores, a more religiously diverse student body, and the ascent of the multiversity finally eroded Protestant hegemony. Only in the late 1960s, however, can one begin to speak of a university whose public voice was predominantly secular and where the voice of liberal Protestantism had been reduced to one among many.service. McMaster, for example, traditionally opened its annual sessions with a chapel service that combined devotional exercises, ... delivering the sermon.3 At the University of Toronto, opening church services included participation by the president and senior faculty. ... of the college, with prayers at nine oa#39;clock on Saturday morning in the college chapel, a Sunday service at one of the local churchesanbsp;...

Title:Long Eclipse
Author: Catherine Gidney
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2004-11-09

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