By A. B McKillop
Focusing on the idea of Canada's significant scientists, philosophers, and clerics - males comparable to William Dawson and Daniel Wilson, John Watson and W.D. LeSeur, G.M. furnish and Salem Bland - A Disciplined Intelligence starts by way of reconstructing the crucial strands of highbrow and ethical orthodoxy widely used in Anglo-Canadian schools at the eve of the Darwinian revolution. those contain Scottish logic philosophy and the ordinary theology of William Paley. The harmful influence of evolutionary principles on that orthodoxy and the main exponents of the hot varieties of social evolution - Spencerian and Hegelian alike - are tested intimately. via the 20 th century the centre of Anglo-Canadian idea have been reworked by means of what had turn into a brand new, evolutionary orthodoxy. The legacy of this victorious highbrow stream, British idealism, used to be massive. It helped to break Protestant denominationalism, give you the philosophical center of the social gospel stream, and represent a tremendous strength in the back of the construction of the United Church of Canada. in the course of the 19th century and carrying on with into the 20 th, in spite of the fact that, the ethical principal in Anglo-Canadian proposal remained a continuing presence.
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Only in such a fashion could a community of purpose in British North America be established and maintained. The critical intellect was the major threat to that unity. " The principal of Victoria College, S. S. Nelles, agreed fully, and quoted his Harvard colleague. Nelles also pointed out, for the benefit of his students, some of the symptoms of the dreaded disease. " The antidote to this intellectual anarchy was, for Nelles, clear and independent thinking; and such thinking was above all to be guided by principles derived from religious inspiration.
The religious life of a people is its only true life. 32 The religious influence must pervade the "whole course of study," said John Mockett Cramp in 1851 in his inaugural address as president of Acadia. It must sanctify all the activities of the university. "This college is open to all denominations, no religious tests being imposed either on students or Professors," he went on. "34 That education brought power was very evident to Canadian college presidents and teachers,- but this meant little unless the power thus gained was used to carry out the will of God.
A Disciplined Intelligence: Critical Inquiry and Canadian Thought in the Victorian Era by A. B McKillop