Higher Education

Life After Faith

Is humanity better or worse off believing in the sacred? Kitcher has not provided new reasons for declaring the death of God, but he certainly makes it seem foolish.

The Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism

Deresiewicz not only critiques the idea that college education is about learning marketable skills; he also revives the old quest for meaning, self, and soul.

The Community College Cause

The GOP and friends of hard work and self-sufficiency should join Obama in seeking to expand access to community colleges as much as possible.

The Commonweal Catholic

Commonweal writers represent a heritage that traces all the way back to the greatest of early Christian theologians.

An Interview with Christian Wiman

The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.

Graduating with a Degree in Debt

It’s bad enough that college is so expensive. But the toll exacted by the extra burden of student debt threatens the common good higher ed is meant to preserve.

Why Study God?

One might wonder whether there’s really a need for a special discipline to study God’s revelation. Can’t we just read it in the Bible and leave it at that?

Reclamation Project

Briskly analyzing the nexus of Christian epistemology, inquiry, and education, Kenneth Garcia proposes a more constructive understanding of academic freedom.

Great Exhortations

More than any other recent U.S. president, Barack Obama has succeeded in puzzling the pundits. His imperturbability and coolly analytical style have led even such...

Conservatives and American Power

Do conservatives still believe in American greatness?

‘A Judgment upon Us All’

It is now nearly forty years since the bishops of the Appalachian region of the United States published This Land Is Home to Me, a historic pastoral letter “on...

The End of Affirmative Action?

The Declaration of Independence proclaims the nation’s adherence to the principle that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln repeated the claim at Gettysburg,...
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