ERIC Number: ED047653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Church Related College: Whence before Whither.
Peterson, Charles E., Jr.
This paper considers the history of the church-related college in the United States: the importance of the denominational role in the founding of these colleges, the circumstances of their founding and growth, and the role of financial support because of affiliation with a denomination. The vision of the church-related college, this paper suggests, has been modified through the years by changes in denominational polity and attitude; by forces of geography, control, and public favor; and by the financial arrangements that provided the pragmatic matrix of the college's affiliation with its sponsoring denomination. There are, however, three issues that require an explanation before the true dimensions of the church-college's relation to the public good can be outlined. Each of these issues reflect the image the nation as a whole has of the church-related college. They are: (1) the image of church-related narrowness; (2) the image of educational isolation; and (3) the image of confused secularization. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Wingspread Conference on the Contribution of the Church-Related College to the Public Good, December, 1969