ERIC Number: EJ1020133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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On the Meaning of the "Catholic Intellectual Tradition"
Brady, Bernard V.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v32 n2 p189-205 Sum 2013
The phrase "Catholic intellectual tradition" appears in many self-descriptions of Catholic colleges and universities. It communicates the identity of these institutions to the broader Catholic community, to members of the particular college or university community, and to the broader academic world. The phrase "Catholic intellectual tradition" suggests a fundamental confidence in reason as evidenced in the long list of classics in the history of Catholicism. The Catholic intellectual tradition seeks integration among disciplines inviting convergence, dialogue, and transformation. The tradition is grounded in basic theological affirmations about God and human persons.
Descriptors: Catholics, Intellectual Development, Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Department Heads, Teacher Selection, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Religion, Religious Factors, Aesthetics, Art, Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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