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The Campus Clergyman

reviewed by Robert Hassenger - 1967

coverTitle: The Campus Clergyman
Author(s): Philip E. Hammond
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Since the first college chaplain was appointed in the eighteenth century, American higher educational institutions have undergone dramatic evolution, with groves of academe becoming microcosmic secular cities. The disappearance of required religion courses and ordained teachers are only two of the developments with obvious implications for the campus ministry. Add the revolutionary changes taking place within institutional religion, and the role of the campus clergyman becomes an anomalous one, indeed. Consequently, the approximately 1200 full-time Protestant clergymen on college campuses find themselves facing not only new challenges, but the necessity of role redefinition. After overcoming initial difficulties in obtaining support from funding agencies, Professor Hammond (then at Yale, now at Wisconsin) received assistance from the National Institutes of Health, and later from the Danforth Foundation. Beginning in 1962, he undertook a study of the entire Protestant campus ministry, with the intention not of assessing its effectiveness, but of exploring the social... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 7, 1967, p. 599-599
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2230, Date Accessed: 5/30/2020 5:20:02 AM

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