Publication Date

2018

Abstract

This address, delivered at the Chautauqua Institution Hall of Philosophy on July 20, 2018, reviews the life of John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) and his relationship to the Chautauqua Institution. Vincent was an American Methodist clergyman and bishop and a leading figure in the Sunday School movement. In 1874 Vincent and businessman Lewis Miller (1829-1899) established an innovative, trans-denominational Sunday School teachers’ training event on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York state. Under the leadership of Vincent and Miller, that event developed into the Chautauqua Institution: an annual summer-long celebration of the arts, religion, education, and recreation, and reading circles that meet in many locations throughout the year.

Document Type

Article

Keywords

biography, adult education, religious education, Life-long learning, Sunday School movement, Methodist clergy, Methodist bishop, Civil War, Chautauqua

Disciplines

Adult and Continuing Education | American Popular Culture | Cultural History | History of Religion | Liberal Studies | Religious Education | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Rhetoric | Social History | United States History

Rights

(c) 2018 Timothy S. G. Binkley

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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