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ERIC Number: ED207374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Humanism and the Christian Tradition: The Experience of Four Upper Midwest Church Colleges.
Shaw, Joseph; And Others
Four cooperating Midwest colleges--St. John's University, St. Olaf College, the College of St. Catherine in Minnesota and Luther College in Iowa--have undertaken among themselves a revitalization of the humanistic tradition according to its Christian dimension. This report describes their efforts. Similarities in the histories, goals, and activities of the institutions are described, and it is noted that these similarities have existed despite their separate characteristics as Catholic and Lutheran institutions. Challenges to humanism and the Christian tradition at the four colleges are outlined. Common trends are seen in enrollment factors (i.e., declining enrollment in church-related colleges), the tightening job market that threatens the liberal arts tradition, changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council, the Vietnam War, the disruption of Watergate, declining faculty loyalty to the church-related colleges, changes in the churches, and curricular pluralism. Specific challenges that appear to belong to these trends and that affect the four colleges are discussed for each college. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A