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ERIC Number: ED416777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 229
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-1-56338-165-6
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Organizing a Christian Mind. A Theology of Higher Education.
Carmody, Denise Lardner
This book is a theological essay on education, particularly higher education in a Roman Catholic context. The book is organized as a fourfold delineation of reality, with one chapter given to each component. An introductory chapter deals with teaching, research and publication, and with theology: the Christian faith, and the difference God makes. Chapter 1 reflects on human nature on death, work, love, ritual, ignorance, and sin and their practical and theoretical implications for higher education. Chapter 2 deals with physical nature in creation of the material world, the ecosphere, physical science, and a sustainable lifestyle; their practical and theoretical implications for higher education are discussed. Chapter 3 focuses on politics as it relates to the common good, the church, governance, ministry, law, persuasion; and discusses their practical and theoretical implications for education. Chapter 4 deals with divinity, seen to be the core reality. Subtopics include transcendence, immanence, healing, grace, crucifixion, resurrection. Chapter 5 relates these four aspects directly to education in sections on students, community service, academic freedom, arts and sciences, religious studies, creativity, the college as a contemplative colony, and administration. A concluding section addresses broader issues of vision, social support, lifelong learning, education and church control, theology and church control, and wisdom and dying. (DB)
Trinity Press International, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 ($19 plus $3 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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