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Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines (Hardback)
  • Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines (Hardback)

Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines (Hardback)

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Hardback 504 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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The Catholic intellectual tradition is broad, and covers a wide array of academic disciplines. From the origin of universities and through their first six hundred years of existence, philosophy and theology were the central disciplines. However, with the establishment of chairs in mathematics and others in chemistry at German universities in the nineteenth century, new academic disciplines started to be acknowledged and, in the following two hundred years, the modern array of academic departments gradually emerged. Many of the topics covered in these emerging disciplines, however, had earlier been addressed in theology or philosophy, and it is from here that the Catholic intellectual tradition made important contributions and distinctions in many of the most popular undergraduate academic departments. Structured around two lead essays on Catholic anthropology and Catholic theology, this volume focuses on important religious themes and how they appear in various academic disciplines. John Piderit, Melanie Morey, and their contributors take a disciplinary approach to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Each chapter focuses on one academic discipline or major that is taught at the undergraduate level in most colleges or universities; the book is primarily intended for Catholic institutions who teach undergraduates and have an interest in showing students how various topics in their disciplines are related to Christian belief and the Catholic tradition in particular.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199795307
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 836 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 39 mm

Are you a faculty member, department chair or other academic leader interested in creating or reworking courses and curricula so that they provide an education in the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition across the disciplines? Then this is the book for you. It will serve as a resource both for theory and content in any project of educational renewal in the Catholic spirit and tradition. * John C. Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Church Life, Notre Dame University *
An ambitious and surprisingly lively work...a high quality work of potential interest for the theology or education collection of any academic library, and an essential volume for educators at religious institutions. * Catholic Library World *
This book is a profound resource for primarily Catholic institutions to revisit the core of their existence as a platform to critically reflect on a faith journey. * Journal of Education and Christian Belief *

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