The Ideal of Nonsectarianism (1848-2023)

Upper House March 1, 2023

The University of Wisconsin and the Ideal of Nonsectarianism: Organized Religion at a Flagship Public University, 1848-2023, is a 70-page essay by historian Daniel G. Hummel, PhD, Director of University Engagement at Upper House. Highlighting the university’s relationship with religion over its 175-year history, the essay documents the nonlinear influence of faith on the campus’ culture and policymaking. Based on archival research and interviews with emeritus faculty, this essay was funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation through its support of the Higher Pursuits Project (2020-2022).

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