Hendricks Chapel: Seventy-five Years of Service to Syracuse University

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Syracuse University Press, Jul 5, 2005 - Religion - 520 pages
Hendricks Chapel is one of Syracuse University's most recognizable landmarks and a beloved campus institution, standing both literally and figuratively at the heart of its campus. The chapel has been the site of some of the university's most significant events, from antiwar protests in the sixties to the vigil of nearly 3,000 people held on September 11, 2001. Its efforts to foster intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth within the campus community have drawn distinguished speakers from all fields: the painter Grant Wood; poets Carl Sandberg and Robert Frost; novelists Paul Gallico and Ayn Rand; the arctic explorer Viljhalmur Stefansson; politicians such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Hillary Clinton; and religious figures and social activists such as Paul Tillich, the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, and James Baldwin; as well as scientists, economists, and other scholars. This book, with contributions from other deans and staff, traces the history and evolution of the chapel, from its construction in 1930 when it was dedicated to promoting the "moral and spiritual welfare of the generations of young men and women at Syracuse University," to its many current functions as an inclusive spiritual and social resource for the university and the community at large.
 

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Contents

1 The Chapel and the University
1
2 Before Hendricks Chapel
7
3 Hendricks Chapel as a Fledgling Campus Entity
11
4 Dedication To the Worship of Almighty God
19
5 Installation of the First Dean
24
6 The First Year of Service 19301931
26
7 New Opportunities 19311932
47
8 Establishing Traditions 19321933
54
36 Seeking Diversity within Unity 19591960
179
37 Decreasing Centralization 19601961
183
38 Turbulent Times 19611962
186
39 Continuity with the Past 19621963
190
40 The Late Noble Years 19631967
193
41 Hendricks Chapel and Radio Station WAER
201
42 Dean McCombes Early Days 19671969
213
43 Coping with Campus Unrest 19691970
217

9 Gaining Recognition 19331934
59
10 New Year New Themes 19341935
63
11 Integrating Programs 19351936
66
12 A New Chancellor Takes Office 19361937
71
13 A Series of Endings and Beginnings 19371938
75
14 Gathering Shadows 19381939
80
15 Resisting Pluralism and Separatism 19391940
84
16 Dr Powers Takes a Sabbatical 19401941
90
17 Carrying on in the Face of War 19411942
92
18 Changes in Leadership 19421943
96
19 Loss of a Great Leader 19431944
100
20 Summary of Dr Powerss Deanship
104
21 The Close of War Brings Changes 19441945
109
22 Dr Charles C Nobles First Year 19451946
113
23 Meeting the Challenges of Triple Enrollment 19461947
122
24 Settling into a Rhythm 19471948
136
25 The Chapel and Choir Reach New Heights 19481949
139
26 The Chapel Celebrates Its Twentieth Year 19491950
144
27 Religious Schism on Campus 19501951
148
28 Education Democracy and Religion 19511952
151
29 Questing on a Common Road 19521953
154
30 Ministering to SUs Postwar Population 19531954
158
31 Clarifying the Philosophy of Hendricks Chapel 19541955
162
32 Joy in the Struggle 19551956
165
33 Secularization on the Rise 19561957
168
34 The Acquisition of Chapel House 19571958
171
35 Innovations and New Pressures 19581959
175
44 Remaining Current in a Changing World 19701976
218
45 A Closer Look at the McCombe Years
222
46 McCombe in Trying Times
226
47 The EggersMcCombe Conflict
231
48 A Time of Transition July 1980April 1981
241
49 On Becoming the Fourth Dean of Hendricks Chapel
246
5O Honeymoon Celebrations Weddings and Other Events
252
51 The Hendricks Chapel Advisory Board
275
52 Campus Ministry in and Beyond Syracuse University
280
53 Students and Hendricks Chapel
284
54 Chaplains at Hendricks Chapel
292
55 The Hendricks Chapel Staff 19811999
309
56 Other Group Ministries at Hendricks Chapel
318
57 The Lockerbie Air Disaster
324
58 Hendricks Chapel Events and Auxiliary Organizations
334
59 Phillips to Strasbourg and Pickett to Hendricks Chapel
347
60 A Sacred Trust
353
61 Challenges and Reflections after Strasbourg
378
62 The Search for the Fifth Dean
386
63 The Stewardship of a Meaningful Tradition 19992005
389
APPENDIXES INDEX
413
Officers Staff and Board Members 19291963
415
Chaplains and Staff 19801999
438
Organizational Information
451
This House Shall Be a House of Prayer for All
455
Index
457
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Richard L. Phillips was dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University from 1981 to 1999.

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