The Sacred and the Secular University

By Jon H. Roberts; James Turner | Go to book overview
Save to active project

NOTES

CHAPTER ONE
RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND HIGHER EDUCATION
1
For expressions of this general view, see, for example, George M. Marsden, The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief (New York, 1994); Julie A. Reuben, The Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality (Chicago, 1996); Laurence R. Veysey, The Emergence of the American University (Chicago, 1965); Burton J. Bledstein, The Culture of Professionalism: The Middle Class and the Development of Higher Education in America (New York, 1976); Daniel J. Wilson, Science, Community, and the Transformation of American Philosophy, 1860–1930 (Chicago, 1990), 3; Larry Owens, “Pure and Sound Government: Laboratories, Gymnasia, and Playing Fields in the Nineteenth-Century Search for Order,” Isis 76 (1985): 182; Richard Hofstadter and C. DeWitt Hardy, The Development and Scope of Higher Education in the United States (New York, 1952), 3.
2
Marsden, Soul of the American University, 31.
3
It is not easy to draw confident inferences about what students were actually taught in classrooms, for while student notes often record effectively enough the subject matter described in the course titles, they had a practical orientation that was ill calculated to reproduce often offhand material relating to a faculty member's underlying philosophy, theology, and methodology. This makes it difficult to ascertain the extent to which professors' published work on issues relating to ontological, epistemological, methodological, and theological concerns reflected positions that they articulated within the classroom. Still, it seems unlikely that this work radically dissented from perspectives and methodological approaches presented in the classroom. Accordingly, the discussion of the natural and human sciences in this book draws heavily, though not exclusively, on published sources.
4
Henry P. Tappan [1851], cited in American Higher Education: A Documentary History, ed. Richard Hofstadter and Wilson Smith, 2 vols. (Chicago, 1961), 2: 506–507 (quotation on 506); Winton U. Solberg, “The Conflict between Religion and Secularism at the University of Illinois, 1867–1894,” American Quarterly 18 (1966): 186–189. For the relationship between churches and higher education, see the often-differing perspectives presented by William C. Ringenberg, “The Old-Time College, 1800–1865,” in Making Higher Education Christian: The History and Mission of Evangelical Colleges in America, ed. Joel A. Carpenter and Kenneth W. Shipps (Grand Rapids, Mich., 1987), 77–97; Mark A. Noll, “The Revolution, the Enlightenment, and Christian Higher Education in the Early Republic,” in ibid., 56–76; Mark A. Noll, “Christian Colleges, Christian Worldviews, and an Invitation to Research,” in William C. Ringenberg, The Christian College: A History of Protestant Higher Education in America (Grand Rapids, Mich., 1984), 1–36; Howard Miller, The Revolutionary College: American Presbyterian Higher Education 1707–1837 (New

-123-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Sacred and the Secular University
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 184

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?