By Catherine Gidney
On the flip of the century Protestantism permeated the cultural cloth of English-Canadian society. by means of 1970, even if, universities have been basically 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? by means of studying the function Protestantism performed on collage campuses from 1920 to 1970, Catherine Gidney furthers the talk over the character and technique of secularization in English Canada.
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Whidden, president of the more evangelical McMaster University, took an approach similar to Cody’s. The humanities and the sciences were mutually beneficial, and McMaster was proud of the place of science on its campus. With the move to Hamilton, the university witnessed improvements in its science facilities for both teaching and research. ”57 Whidden perceived no danger in expanding the place of science within the arts college. ”58 Accordingly, alongside his support for scientific work Whidden stressed the importance of religion to the campus.
They were less supportive during the interwar years of improper behaviour or of statements that undermined the Christian nature of Canadian society. There was also suspicion of those who were non-Christian – not just those perceived as atheist but also those belonging to minority religious groups, particularly those of Jewish background. ”94 His appointment as lecturer in 1930 was preceded by introductions to various senior administrators, so that they could visually identify him as Jewish. 96 University administrators’ attitudes and values were not uniform.
MacKenzie was equally involved in the Student Christian Movement and the Student Volunteer Movement. 48 In sum, the presidents at the universities included in this study had remarkably common backgrounds and educational experiences. They remained committed to the nineteenth-century evangelical impulse that had shaped their childhoods, participating in a variety of voluntary organizations. Most remained active members in one of the mainline churches, and many were ordained ministers. Generally from small-town central and eastern Canada, they received their bas predominantly in Canada and then went on to postgraduate work in Canada, the United States, or England.