Skip to comments.Soaping The Slippery Slope (who perverted our Universities)
Posted on 09/08/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by Broker
What happened to so many once-Christian colleges in the United States? Two fine books describe the decline. George Marsden's 462-page The Soul of the American University shows how once-Protestant universities became secular look-alikes. James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches uses 868 pages to show not only how schools moved from liberal theism to secularism but how, before that, they moved from theologically conservative to liberal I'll try to give the high points of 1,330 pages in fewer than 1,330 words: Three central messages are (1) Follow the money, (2) Watch the college president, (3) See what the college does with Darwin.
Follow the money: Andrew Carnegie, antagonistic toward Christianity, established in 1905 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which the following year began giving matching grants to fund the retirement of professors-but it excluded colleges and universities under denominational control. During the first four years of Carnegie grant-making, 20 schools changed their boards, statement of faith requirements, or hiring requirements so as to get Carnegie money for professors who might otherwise fall into poverty.
For example, Beloit College quickly sent Carnegie a message that suggested the board's resolve to have trustees from any denomination or no denomination. In the 1920s the trustees selected as Beloit's new president Irving Maurer, who said in one talk, "What does God mean to me? He means doing my duty, being good, allying myself with the right things." Maurer decried "the doctrine of the Virgin birth" and said, "I believe in the divinity of Jesus because I believe in the divinity of man. I believe that man and Christ have the moral characteristics of God...
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Contemporary American Christianity is a complete joke.
Any college that didn’t teach The Theory of Evolution would (rightly) lose their accreditation.
Attacks on TToE can and should be taught in Philosophy and/or Theology.
My mother who used to work at Ohio St. in the Aeronautical department in the late 1940’s told me her boss was complaining about the commie bastards being hired. These universities have just hit critical mass now but it is an old old story.
The Philosphy Department SHOULD include The Theory of Evolution in their curriculum . Thanks for clarification
The Philosophy Dept.
Wordsmiths chasing the rainbow’s end.
“critical thinking” is another brilliant Marxist tool harped by the professorial class. Reduction logic to shepard the skulls of mush into existential nothingness.
Most Christian churches themselves are lost to secularism. It appears the universities went first.
I’m quite shocked, I didn’t think it was possible to think less of that traitorous POS Woodrow Wilson.
>>The Philosphy Department SHOULD include The Theory of Evolution in their curriculum <<
I said ATTACKS on TToE. All the attacks are either philosophical or theological.