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ISBN

0-9621187-4-5

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Taylor University Press

City

Upland, IN

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education

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Preface Excerpt: The authors see two main streams flowing through Taylor University's history. First, from its inception as Fort Wayne Female College in 1846, there has been a commitment to equal educational opportunities for both genders and for all economic classes. In the nineteenth century, classical studies formed the core of the curriculum. In the twentieth century, the liberal arts commitment has remained central. The second stream is the focus on Christian service nationally and internationally. During the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century, most of the Christian service was sponsored by the Methodist Episcopal Church, currently identified as The United Methodist Church. The international thrust centers on the life of Bishop William Taylor for whom the school was renamed in 1890. It is the thesis of this volume that the meshing of these two points has made Taylor University unique in Christian higher education. The six chapters in this book are arranged around these streams.

God's Ordinary People: No Ordinary Heritage

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