King’s College London: The Premier College

David Dowland

in Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training

Published in print September 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269298
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683589 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

King’s College London: The Premier College

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This chapter discusses the King's College, a innovative college that shunned religious affiliations, excluded religious teachings and practice in its curriculum and shunned social standing and status quo. King's College was created partly by the initiative of the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell. Impressed by the Scottish and German colleges where religious affiliations were shunned and where wide-ranging researches on sciences and modern languages were given importance more than religious tutelage, he together with other prominent individuals established the King's College offering moderately inexpensive education with scientific and modern languages subjects. This chapter focuses on the Theology Department of King's College, which was limited to students seeking non-degree curriculum and governed under different arrangements even after the College was became a full part of the University of London.

Keywords: King's College; religious affiliations; Thomas Campbell; theological teachings; Theology Department; non-degree curriculum; University of London

Chapter.  11437 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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