ERIC Number: EJ947765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Campus Ministry and Academics
Heft, James L.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v27 n2 p207-221 Sum 2008
Divided into three parts, this article first describes the impact that historical and sociological factors, especially the weakening of the Catholic subculture and the recent development of "emerging adulthood", have on Catholic colleges and universities. The second part is a discussion of the typical approaches--both strengths and weaknesses--of campus ministers and academics to the formation of young adult Catholics, and some of the differences that result from size, residential character, and academic aspirations. The third part offers several recommendations, encouraging faculty to take students' pastoral needs into serious consideration and challenging campus ministers to be more attentive to the intellectual dimensions of students' faith.
Descriptors: Clergy, Catholics, Young Adults, Educational Change, Subcultures, Educational History, Educational Sociology, Church Related Colleges, Academic Aspiration, Residential Patterns, School Size, Religious Organizations, Religious Factors, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Change Strategies, Campuses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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