Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

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Oxford University Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Religion - 560 pages
The Catholic intellectual tradition is broad, and covers a wide array of academic disciplines. In their book, 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, including English literature, political theory, psychology, business economics, and law.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
FOUNDATIONS
9
THE CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION IN THE HUMANITIES
107
RELIGIOUS THEMES RELATED TO THE SCIENCES
283
THE GOOD LIFE IN THE PROFESSIONS
375
INDEX
457
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Fr. Piderit taught economics at Fordham University and served as president of Loyola University Chicago from 1993 to 2001. He is now the president of the Catholic Education Institute, a group which seeks new ways to educate Catholics, both at the secondary and the tertiary level. Dr. Melanie M. Morey has worked in the field of education and administration for the past thirty-five years. In the past ten years, Dr. Morey has worked primarily as a researcher and consultant to Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, and other Catholic institutions, dealing with issues of governance, sponsorship, leadership, institutional identity and Catholic culture. She is the assistant dean for assessment at Saint Patricks Seminary in Menlo Park, CA.

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