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Syracuse University: The Pioneer Days

reviewed by Lawrence A. Cremin - 1952

coverTitle: Syracuse University: The Pioneer Days
Author(s): W. Freeman Galpin
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The Methodists were comparative latecomers to the field of education. The social backgrounds of their communicants—drawn from frontier areas—militated powerfully against the kind of educated ministry which characterized the Congregationalists, the Presbyterians, and the Episcopalians. By the time the Methodists founded their first degree-granting institution (Randolph-Macon, 1830) the Presbyterians had already founded sixteen permanent ones and the Congregationalists had established eight. Nevertheless the Methodists did come gradually to realize the importance of an educated ministry and, having reached this conclusion, they went resolutely about the business of establishing colleges. By the beginning of the Civil War they boasted the second largest number of higher institutions associated with any one sect; and their efforts in the latter decades of the nineteenth century continued to maintain their superiority. Mr. Galpin in this delightful volume tells the story of the early years of one such institution: Syracuse University. Tracing its spiritual roots back to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 2, 1952, p. 106-106
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4946, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 1:56:04 AM

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