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New Studies in Education: Education Among the Methodists Before 1870


by Sylvanus M. Duvall - 1928

The problem of this study was to determine:1 1. The extensiveness of the movement for the founding of Methodist schools and colleges up to about 1870. 2. The relation of "Methodist" educational institutions to the Methodist Episcopal Church; the extent to which they were founded and directly controlled by the denomination, and the extent to which they were merely commended as worthy of patronage and support. 3. The attitude of the denomination toward the educational activities carried on under its name. Did it encourage them, or did it oppose them as a diversion of energies and resources which should be used to promote more strictly religious ends, and tolerate them only because it could not prevent them? Did it seek to use them for denominational and religious ends, or was such support as it gave the result of a genuine interest in and concern for education as such?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 4, 1928, p. 350-351
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5782, Date Accessed: 1/26/2020 9:29:15 AM

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