Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Paperback | February 22, 2012

byJohn J. Piderit, Melanie M. Morey

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From the origin of universities through their first six hundred years of existence, philosophy and theology were the central disciplines. That changed dramatically in the nineteenth century. As German universities started to establish chairs in mathematics, chemistry, and philology, newacademic departments became more distinct and religious issues formerly addressed gradually receded into the background. This book focuses on religious issues relating to current academic disciplines. Contributors draw upon insights from two theological essays to address religious themes, especially Catholic ones, pertinent to their discipline as it is taught on the undergraduate level. In addition to Catholic anthropology and theology, the chapters address Catholic issues in English literature, philosophy, political theory, history, mathematics, biology, physics and astronomy, psychology, environmental studies, art, music, business and economics, education, medicine, andlaw.

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From the origin of universities through their first six hundred years of existence, philosophy and theology were the central disciplines. That changed dramatically in the nineteenth century. As German universities started to establish chairs in mathematics, chemistry, and philology, newacademic departments became more distinct and rel...

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 educat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199795312

ISBN - 13:9780199795314

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Introduction, The EditorsPart I Foundations1. David Gentry-Akin: Fundamental Catholic Theology2. Rev. Thomas P. Rausch, S.J.: Catholic Anthropology3. Lawrence Cunningham: Perspectives in Catholic Theology4. Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P.: Perspectives in Catholic Philosophy I5. Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C: Perspectives in Catholic Philosophy IIPart II The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Humanities6. Angela Alaimo O'Donnell: Poetry and Catholic Themes7. Ed Block, Jr.: Drama and Catholic Themes8. Paul Contino: Fiction and Catholic Themes9. Robert Kiely: Part I - Christian Literature in a Secular UniversityPart II - The View From a Church-Related University10. Jeanne Heffernan Schindler: Political Theory and Catholic Themes11. Glenn Olsen: History in a Catholic Perspective12. Rev. Paul Schweitzer, S.J.: Mathematics, Reality, and God13. Charles Scribner III: Catholic Themes in Art and MusicPart III Religious Themes Related to the Sciences14. Jeffrey Adams: Psychology's in a Catholic Perspective15. Oliver Putz: Evolutionary Biology in a Catholic Framework16. Elaine Grose: Environmental Studies in a Catholic Framework17. Rev. William Stoeger, S.J.: Physics and Astronomy in a Catholic FrameworkPart IV The Good Life in the Professions18. Rev. John Piderit, S.J: Economics and Business in a Catholic Perspective19. Melanie M. Morey: Education in a Catholic Framework20. Rev. Myles Sheehan, S.J., M.D.: Medicine, Health, and Catholic Themes21. Patrick McKinley Brennan: Law in a Catholic Framework