The purpose of this thesis was to analyze and compare the influence of secular educational philosophy upon the curriculum of the seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In order to do this it was necessary to review and record the development of secular educational philosophy and curriculum. This was followed by writing the development of the educational philosophy and New Testament curriculum of the seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Next a comparison was made of the influence of the secular philosophies and curricula upon the religious educational philosophy and the New Testament curriculum of the Church.
It was found that there was a carryover of the secular influence upon those who received their background training in secular educational philosophy and curriculum development. This training greatly influenced their approach in developing the New Testament curriculum for the seminaries of the Church. Although the background training from their secular education helped them to develop the New Testament curriculum, nevertheless, after a certain amount of experience, they began to attain a measure of independence from the philosophies of the secular educators.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Briggs, Merrill Dean, "A Study to Determine the Possible Influence of Public School Curriculum Development On Course Outlines Used by the Released-Time Seminary Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" (1974). All Theses and Dissertations. 4553.
Mormon Church, Seminaries