Oberlin; Its Origin, Progress And Results. An Address, Prepared For The Alumni Of Oberlin College…

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJames H. Fairchild

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... moral and political questions which agitate the world. Even erroneous and partial opinions are better than indifference. Exclude such questions from a school, and other questions will be raised, unworthy of attention. College politics take the place of general politics, and the question--who shall be President of a Literary Society, awakens intenser feeling, than who shall be President of the Republic. These graver questions are, by some, thought to produce unwholesome excitements in schools, but the enthusiasm vvtiich they call out is a generous emotion, not like the petty and contemptible strifes which sometimes agitate the college community. The spirit begotten is elevated and manly, and conduces to an elevated arid worthy character. In this respect we have been favored. Questions of serious and weighty interest, of right and wrong, pertaining to the duties of the government and the rights of citizens, have been thrust upon us, in such practical forms as compelled thought and action. We have needed no artificial employment of our activities. All this has tended to good order. Small matters become occasions of excitement and rebellion in colleges. It would often seem that the less the occasion, the more intense the feeling. But these small matters are excluded by greater. We have never had a rebellion here, not from the absence of spirit and excitability, but from the presence of worthier objects. Still another feature in our college system, is the employment of so large a number of the more advanced and influential students, as teachers of the classes in the Preparatory Department. This arrangement is valuable in many ways. It secures to the student a desirable means of discipline and culture; an arrangement, according to Sir William Hamilton, essential...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... moral and political questions which agitate the world. Even erroneous and partial opinions are better than indifference. Exclud...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217734421

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