Higher Education

To What End?

In Plato’s Apology, Socrates’s claim to be wiser than anyone else in Athens rests on a paradoxical assertion-that he, at least, knows he is...

The End of Education

What should be the distinctive calling of the American Catholic university or college here and now? It should be to challenge its secular counterparts by...

Identity Crisis

The argument isn’t new: Most Catholic colleges are in imminent danger of losing whatever religiously grounded distinctiveness they still possess. Melanie...

Searching for Bedrock

Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Kwame Anthony Appiah Norton, $23.95, 196 pp. _____________________________ Philosophy, John Dewey said, is...

Catholicism on Campus

On leafy Stockton Street, a short walk from the Princeton campus, sits the Aquinas Institute, home to the university’s Catholic ministry program. Housed...

Look Before You Sign

The revised, and now Vatican-approved, local ordinances ["U.S. norms"] of the Catholic bishops of the United States for the implementation of the 1990...

Abandon All Hope All Who Enter

For shock value, the headline in the (March 5) New York Times—"Catholics Adopt More Liberal Attitudes During Their Years in College, a Survey Finds"—ranked up there...

We Hold These Truths

As the dean of a law school, I spend much time meeting our graduates. They have many stories about the colorful characters who taught them. The most popular...

The Author Replies

I can address only a few of Stephen Pope’s welcome questions. First, I agree that undergraduate teaching is a prime opportunity for theology to contribute to the...

A Second Opinion

Only by using the word in its most Pickwickian sense would I ever call myself a "young" theologian. Indeed, I belong, at least chronologically, to that post-fifty...

Theologians: Young & Older

Christopher Ruddy ["Young Theologians," April 21] has written an intriguing and challenging essay on the state of academic theology and its relation to the church [...

Something New

As the response to Christopher Ruddy’s recent Commonweal article on young theologians suggests (see, "Continuing the Conversation"), this is a time of great foment...
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Reclamation Project

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Pulling Up the Ladder

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Model of Dissent

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The Old College Try

March 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Beyond the Catacomb

March 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Stranger in a Strange Land

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The Qu'ran at Notre Dame?

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To What End?

November 11, 2006 | 0 comments