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Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University,9781137031914
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Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University



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This book presents a theologically-grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, completes, and transforms the prevailing secular understanding. Academic freedom in the secular university, while rightly protecting scholars from external interference by ecclesiastical and political authorities, is constricting in practice because it tends to prohibit most scholars from exploring the relation of the finite world to the infinite, or God. In the Catholic university, true academic freedom means both the freedom of the scholar to pursue studies unencumbered by external interference, and freedom to pursue knowledge beyond the boundaries of specific academic disciplines toward an infinite horizon.

Author Biography

Kenneth Garcia is the Associate Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Current State of Catholic Higher Educationp. 1
The Medieval Liberal Arts and the Journey of the Mind to Godp. 21
Berlin: The Prototype of the Modern Universityp. 35
Academic Freedom and Religion in Americap. 55
The Pursuit of Intellectual and Spiritual Wholeness, 1920-1960p. 79
The Consequence of Caesar's Goldp. 103
"The Direction toward Which Wonder Progresses"p. 129
Implications for Faculty Development and the Curriculump. 147
Notesp. 165
Selected Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 207
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