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Academic Freedom And The Telos Of The Catholic University

Author : K. Garcia
ISBN : 9781137031921
Genre : Education
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There are currently no books on Catholic higher education that offer a theological foundation for academic freedom. This book presents a theologically grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, extends, and completes the prevailing secular understanding for Catholic higher education.

Reexamining Academic Freedom In Religiously Affiliated Universities

Author : Kenneth Garcia
ISBN : 9783319397870
Genre : Social Science
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Kenneth Garcia presents an edited collection of papers from the 2015 conference on academic freedom at religiously affiliated universities, held at the University of Notre Dame. These essays reexamine the secular principle of academic freedom and discuss how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it. The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the leading advocate of academic freedom in America. In October 2015, the University of Notre Dame convened a group of prominent scholars to consider how the concept and practice of academic freedom might evolve. The premise behind the conference was that the current conventional understandings of academic freedom are primarily secular and, therefore, not yet complete. The goal was to consider alternative understandings in light of theological insight. Theological insight, in this context, refers to an awareness that there is a surplus of knowledge and meaning to reality that transcends what can be known through ordinary disciplinary methods of inquiry, especially those that are quantitative or empirical. Essays in this volume discuss how, in light of the fact that findings in many fields hint at connections to a greater whole, scholars in any academic field should be free to pursue those connections. Moreover, there are religious traditions that can help inform those connections.

The Church

Author : Ladislas M. Orsy
ISBN : 089453646X
Genre : Academic freedom
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The Coup At Catholic University

Author : Peter M. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781681496566
Genre : Religion
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1968 witnessed perhaps the greatest revolution in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. It was led by Fr. Charles Curran, professor of Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, with more than 500 theologians who signed a "Statement of Dissent" that declared Catholics were not bound in conscience to follow the Church's teaching in the encyclical of Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, that said artificial contraception is morally wrong because it is destructive of the good of Christian marriage. The battle at Catholic University centered on the major question in Catholic higher education during the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, "What is the meaning of academic freedom at a Catholic university?" Curran and the dissenting theologians maintained they needed to be free to teach without constraint by any outside authority, including the bishops. The bishops maintained that the American tradition of religious freedom guaranteed the right of religiously-affiliated schools to require their professors to teach in accord with the authority of their church. This book uses never-before published material from the personal papers of the key players at CUA to tell the inside story of the dramatic events that unfolded there. Beginning with the 1967 faculty-led strike in support of Curran, this book reveals the content of the internal discussions between the key bishops on the CUA Board of Trustees. This work attempts to disprove both the standard "liberal" and "conservative" interpretation of the events of 1968, suggesting that the culture of dissent was a direct fruit of the excessive legalism and authoritarianism which marked the Church in the years preceding Vatican II. Because the polarization in 1968 has continued to define the experience of many American Catholics and has had an ongoing effect on Catholic education, this work should be extremely interesting to those who want to understand the past so as to move forward with a greater awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of Catholic education in the United States.

Academic Freedom And The Catholic University

Author : University of Notre Dame
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033438933
Genre : Education
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Academic Freedom And The Adult Student In Catholic Higher Education

Author : John Anthony Vigilanti
ISBN : UOM:39015032933312
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Covering the subject of academic freedom, this book examines this area with regard to adult students who follow a Catholic education.

Intellectual Freedom And Social Responsibility In American Librarianship 1967 1974

Author : Toni Samek
ISBN : 0786450738
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Between 1967 and 1974, a number of librarians came together to push for change in the American Library Association. They soon prompted a majority of the profession to examine their role in the dissemination and preservation of culture and to ask basic questions about the terrain that the profession defends. A particular concern was the limitations to intellectual freedom (if any) that might arise in the pursuit of other perhaps equally worthy goals. The questions raised by this advocacy group were based on a relatively new concept of librarianly social responsibility that was partly an outgrowth of the civil rights and antiwar agitation of the period and partly a continuation of the proud traditions of the alternative press movement in the United States. The resulting dissension and turmoil exposed an inherent discrepancy not only between the rhetoric of ideals within the profession and the reality of practice but between librarians as agents of change—librarians’ having a social agenda—and professional “neutrality” or the provision of information for all sides without taking sides. These conflicts have never been resolved. The reader will find in this book a fully researched presentation of the years of ferment and political infighting that brought the issues into such sharp focus.

The Responsibility Of Dissent The Church And Academic Freedom

Author : John F. Hunt
ISBN : UCAL:$B114063
Genre : Church and education
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Issues In Academic Freedom

Author : George S. Worgul
ISBN : UOM:39015025243968
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In this volume, leading educators and theologians discuss various aspects of academic freedom, particularly in the context of colleges and universities with religious affiliations. These insightful and provocative essays address some of the most pressing issues now facing educational institutions and the Catholic Church, in particular: the ethical questions involved in maintaining academic freedom in a Catholic institution, the expression of dissent in an academic context and the authority of the vatican, the role of Catholic theologians within the university, and the relationship of the Catholic clergy and hierarchy--the local bishop, for example--to individual colleges and universities. The essays in this work are both theoretical and practical. They will be of special significance to theorists and educators in Catholic and religious higher education, but they will also be important reading for all those interested in academic issues. The insights and applications contained in this work reach into all sectors of the academic community.

Creative Fidelity

Author : R. Scott Appleby
ISBN : 1570754543
Genre : Religion
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Finding themselves in a Protestant nation with little interest and less respect for Catholic habits of mind, often the sons and daughters of immigrants who had no training in the intellectual life of their native cultures, Catholics found themselves challenged to show one could be both Catholic and American. The result was one that Appleby, Byrne, and Portier see as a work of creative fidelity. In this book, the editors offer the reader a chance to see what Catholics from the earliest days to the present grappled with that task. In the process, we gain insight into such questions as, Is there or even ought there be a distinctively Catholic intellectual style? How can Catholics best bring their insights into the nature and shape of the common weal into the public forum to influence debates? Some texts will seem quaint. Others, though, take on immense relevance as one comes to understand the relative poverty of secular ethics in coming to grips with many of the truly great issues that matter most to how a nation ought to live its life. Texts from figures as different as Thomas Merton and John Carroll, Orestes Brownson and John Courtney Murray illuminate the landscape of American Catholic intellectual life. This book is absolutely important for college courses on Catholic life and history, but it will also be fascinating reading for the general reader who wants to understand how the Catholic people made themselves a richly furnished intellectual home in an often hostile land.

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