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Spring 2007: A "catholic" Intellectual Tradition

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Spring 2007: A "catholic" Intellectual Tradition (pdf)

"The desire which animated medieval religious communities to found the first universities was rooted in a basic confidence about the knowableness of reality, a trust that all things to be known found a unifying principle in the belief that God created them. It is this sense of confidence about reality that has animated Catholic intellectual life at its best. In this issue of C21 Resources, we have brought together essays which explore dimensions of the Catholic intellectual tradition as a resource for both the Church and the world."

1. Related Links

  • Tim Muldoon, A "catholic" Intellectual Tradition
  • Margaret Steinfels, "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition", from Origins, CNS documentary Service, August 24, 1995
  • Sidney Callahan, "Getting Our Heads Together" from Commonweal, November 17, 1989
  • Rosanna F. DeMarco, What Is the Catholic Intellectual Tradition?
  • Robert P.c Imbelli, Stewards of the Tradition: Christ the Center, from  Anthony J. Cernera and Oliver J. Morgan, eds., Examining the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, vol.2: Issues and Perspectives (Fairfield: sacred heart University Press, 2002)
  • What Is the Catholic Intellectual Tradition? from Boston College as Catholic and Jesuit University, Boston College assessment and planning report, July 2006
  • John C. Haughey, S.J., From Tolerance to Engagement in Catholic Higher Education, from Woodstock Report, March 2007, no. 87.
  • Walter Ong, S.J., Yeast: A Parable for Catholic Higher Education, from the April 7, 1990 Issue of America
  • Alan Wolfe, Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Public Square, from the Summer 2002 of Current Issues, the publication of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • T. Frank Kennedy, S. J., What Is the Catholic Intellectual Tradition?
  • Michael Himes, Living Conversations: Higher Education in a Catholic Context,  from the Fall 1995 issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education
  • Alasdair A. McIntyre, The End of Education: The Fragmentation of the American University, from Commonweal, October 20, 2006
  • + J. Michael Miller CSB, The Holy See and the Challenges of Catholic Higher Education in the United States, this excerpt is from an address given at Boston College on September 11, 2006
  • Stephen Pope, A Vocation for Catholic Higher Education, from March 28, 1997 issue of Commonweal
  • Mary Ann Glendon, Catholic Influences on the Human Rights Project, from  James L. Heft, S.M., ed., Believing Scholars:Ten Catholic Intellectuals (Fordham University Press, 2005)
  • George Coyne, S.J., Infinite Wonder of the Divine: How Creationist Nations of Intelligent Design Diminish God, from The Tablet, December 10, 2005
  • Gregory A. Kalsheur, American Catholics and the State, from America, August 2,  2004