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A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the by Catherine Gidney

By Catherine Gidney

On the flip of the century Protestantism permeated the cultural cloth of English-Canadian society. by way of 1970, in spite of the fact that, universities have been basically secular. used to be this transformation the results of the altering nature of Protestantism on the flip of the century or forces exterior to it? by way of reading the position Protestantism performed on collage campuses from 1920 to 1970, Catherine Gidney furthers the talk over the character and means of secularization in English Canada.

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P. book Page 16 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM 16 A Long Eclipse are brought home; so too is the duty of each one to his brother man near and far. 86 When Margaret Ormsby was hired by the history department at McMaster University in the early 1940s, the department head, Chester New, inquired into her religious background and her moral character. Although Ormsby had been baptized an Anglican, New had to consider carefully whether Ormsby would be acceptable at Baptist McMaster. When she was offered the position Ormsby was told that she could neither smoke nor drink and would be required to attend daily morning religious services.

84 At denominational colleges, expectations were often made explicit. P. book Page 16 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM 16 A Long Eclipse are brought home; so too is the duty of each one to his brother man near and far. 86 When Margaret Ormsby was hired by the history department at McMaster University in the early 1940s, the department head, Chester New, inquired into her religious background and her moral character. Although Ormsby had been baptized an Anglican, New had to consider carefully whether Ormsby would be acceptable at Baptist McMaster.

For example, when in 1958 Claude T. ’”121 In the postwar years the humanities continued to be perceived as the cornerstone of a liberal education. Indeed, as I suggested at the beginning of this chapter, in the 1950s student enrolment in arts remained high. P. book Page 23 Tuesday, August 3, 2004 10:16 AM The Moral Vision of the University 23 Woodhouse, professors of English at McMaster University and the University of Toronto, respectively, continued to repeat the rhetoric of the interwar years.

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