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Calvinist Pluriformity Challenges Liberal Assimilation: A Novel Case for Publicly Funding Alberta’s Private Schools, 1953-1967

By John L. (john Lucas and John L. Hiemstra

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Between 1958 and 1967, neo-Calvinist immigrants resisted the assimilating pressure of Alberta’s liberal-inspired public school system by arguing that public funding should be extended to independent schools. This essay analyzes how neo-Calvinist ideas about the nature of society, the place of religion in public life, the purpose of schools, and the state’s task in regards to plurality directly challenged mainstream thinking on these issues. The essay argues that the neo-Calvinists believed their new idea of a pluriform public order created space for Albertans to imagine public policies that could escape the assimilating tendencies of mainstream liberalism. Entre 1958 et 1967, les immigrants néo-calvinistes ont résisté aux pressions assimilatrices du système libéral d’écoles publiques de l’Alberta en affirmant que les fonds publics devraient également financer les écoles indépendantes. Le présent article analyse com-ment les idées néo-calvinistes portant sur la nature de la société, la place de la religion dans la vie publique, la raison d’être des écoles et la tâche de l’état en matière de plural-ité ont directement influé sur la façon de penser du grand public sur ces sujets. L’article avance que les Néo-calvinistes croyaient que leur nouvelle idée d’un ordre public pluri

Year: 2016
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