The Life Of Thomas Arnold (volume 4)

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE LONDON UNIVERSITY. The Spring of 1837 brought with it no small anxiety, on account of the London University, of which, as it may be remembered, he had been elected Fellow in 1835. He was more than ever desirous to add to the examination already instituted, a theological examination, which should treat of essentials only, and dispense of course with any reference to those peculiar principles, which conscientious motives, or the circumstances of birth and education, lead a man to adopt or to maintain, as the case may be. It was objected to on the score of sheer impracticability; but he believed, and justly too, that the differences between Christian and Christian were exaggerated by those who would fain expel religion altogether from the educational system of those public institutions. His plan was to examine every candidate for a degree, in one of the gospels and one of the epistles out of the Greek Testament. He wished every man to be asked the previous question,--" To what denomination do you belong I" and according to his answer, he would specially refrain from touching upon those points on which he, as a Churchman, disagreed from him. "I should then probably say to him aloud," continues the doctor, explaining his views on this head, "if the examination were public, 'Now I know that you and I differ on such and such points, and therefore I shall not touch upon them; but we have a great deal more on which we agree, and therefore I may ask you so and so.'" It is needless to say that Dr. Arnold cordially agreed with the principle of the University, which avowedly recognizes no sectarian distinctions; but at the same time he referred to the University charter, which expressly declares that the institution is founded for the advancement of "religion and morality;" and a...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE LONDON UNIVERSITY. The Spring of 1837 brought with it no small anxiety, on account of the London University, of which, as it may be rememb...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217596371

ISBN - 13:9780217596374

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