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ERIC Number: EJ1132823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Contemplation, Attention, and the Distinctive Nature of Catholic Education
Van Nieuwenhove, Rik
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v35 n2 p193-209 Sum 2016
Catholic education should be primarily understood in terms of the contemplative disposition it fosters among students, i.e., a theocentric focus of knowing and loving God, rather than in terms of values. This argument will be developed by drawing on the Thomist understanding of contemplation (as knowing and loving God), and Simone Weil's notion of attention. The second part will show that the attentive regard for God in all things undergirds some of the central features we have come to associate with Catholicism and its educational vision, such as its sacramental understanding of the world and the way it envisages the relation between faith and reason.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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