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John Heyl Vincent Presentation

  1. 1. John Heyl Vincent By Matt Jost
  2. 2. The Early Years <ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1832 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moved to Northumberland Country, Pennsylvania in 1837. When not in school he spent time working in his fathers country store in Chillisquaque. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Followed a path from his early schooling to te aching in his own right. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At age 18 Vincent became licensed to ex hort, in the Methodist E. Church </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First assigned to study Luzerne circuit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Early Years Continued <ul><ul><li>It seemed that while Vincent was in the process of studying religion he was enjoying it, but looking back on his boyhood suffered and thus portrayed minimal excitement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vincent later determined that he had been exposed to religion and the morbid strain that can accompany it, at too young of an age. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vincent’s mother died in 1852. Her death broke up the Vincent home in Chillisquaque. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John moved to Newark, New Jersey and placed in charge of the City Mission. He was tempted to look into a college education but he eventually rejected the temptation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Next Decade <ul><ul><li> e actively worked ministering churches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Jersey, Rock River Conference Illinois. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Illinois served in Joliet, Galena, Rockford, and Chicago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Galena he befriended Ulysses S. Grant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also in Galena in 1858, Vincent met his wife Elizabeth Dusenbury </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In New Jersey he came up with two educational ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A scheme for theological study by prospective ministers -  Who were not formally enrolled in a seminary or college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Palestine Classes – Make Sunday school students thoroughly familiar with the geography of the Holy Land with general history as reflected in the Bible </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More Accomplishments <ul><ul><ul><li>Rev. John H. Vincent founded two successful religious periodicals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northwestern Sunday School Quarterly (1865) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sunday School Teacher (1866) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Building a Name for Himself <ul><ul><li>A journey that was crucial to his career 1862, General Sunday-School Convention in London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visited England, Ireland, Scotland and Europe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paris, Florence, Rome, Egypt and Palestine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then visited the Nile, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carried out a journey from Jerusalem to Damascus (Helped make an impression on biblical students) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil War – Served with the Christians Commission as a delegate among ministers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He visited and helped men who had been wounded </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Beginning of Chautauqua <ul><ul><li>In 1868 Vincent met Lewis Miller in Akron, Ohio (Co-founder of Chautauqua) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lewis had a desire for education at a young age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Studying various methods and philosophies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Started teaching at age sixteen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six years after meeting Akron Lewis Miller they joined together and launch their Chautauqua venture </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Vincent and Lewis’s Relationship <ul><ul><li>Contrast between Lewis and Vincent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Miller was layman and highly successful inventor and a man of business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vincent a cleric in his church </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vincent had a natural platform presences and eloquence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Miller would not be teased to a platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similarities between Lewis and Vincent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared similar educational ideas (Reached by different roads) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitable to science and general knowledge (Music and Arts) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possessed independence and curiosity of mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neither was a theologian more concerned with the improvement of the mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of humor </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Chautauqua Institute <ul><li>More than just a Sunday School </li></ul><ul><li>Offer teachings in music, art, and physical education </li></ul><ul><li>Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A program designed to offer individuals a correspondence curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered skills to individuals outside of Chautauqua home institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide individuals access to education and an activity to do other than drinking, gambling, dancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These activities were thought to not teach individuals the best morals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Chautauqua and Vincent <ul><li>By 1900 there were over 200 Chautauqua institutes in 31 states </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent served as the Chancellor of Chautauqua </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent also served as a bishop of the Methodist Church until 1904 when he retired </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent continued to be heavily involved with the institute after his retirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He continued to lecture throughout the country, and write on topics discussed in Chautauqua </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vincent died in 1920 </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Morrison, Theodore, 1974, Chautauqua A Center for Education, Religion, and the Arts in America </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>