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Was J. Lawrence Burkholder ’39 Censored?

J. Lawrence Burkholder had a distinguished career as a Goshen College and Harvard Divinity School faculty member, and later served as president of Goshen College from 1971 to 1984. But despite all this, his publication output was fairly meager. One explanation for this, made frequently by Burkholder himself and repeated by many of his students and colleagues, is that he had been censored by the Mennonite establishment.