Princeton in the Nation's Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928

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This book argues against the conventional idea that Protestantism effectively ceased to play an important role in American higher education around the end of the 19th century. Employing Princeton as an example, the study shows that Protestantism was not abandoned but rather modified to conform to the educational values and intellectual standards of the modern university. Drawing upon a wealth of neglected primary sources, Kemeny sheds new light on the role of religion in higher education by examining what was ...

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Princeton in the Nation's Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928

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Overview

This book argues against the conventional idea that Protestantism effectively ceased to play an important role in American higher education around the end of the 19th century. Employing Princeton as an example, the study shows that Protestantism was not abandoned but rather modified to conform to the educational values and intellectual standards of the modern university. Drawing upon a wealth of neglected primary sources, Kemeny sheds new light on the role of religion in higher education by examining what was happening both inside and outside the classroom, and by illustrating that religious and secular commitments were not neatly divisible but rather commingled.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195120714
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Religion in America Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

P.C. Kemeny is Assistant Professor of Religion and Humanities at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Education and Religion in the Nation's Service, 1868-1888 17
Ch. 2 Religion and University Aspirations, 1868-1888 59
Ch. 3 The Travails of Becoming a University, 1888-1902 87
Ch. 4 Making the University Safe for Democracy, 1902-1910 127
Ch. 5 Religion and the Modern American University, 1910-1928 173
Epilogue 221
Notes 235
Works Cited 315
Index 347
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