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Academic freedom and the telos of the Catholic university

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, Volume 1st, New York, NY, p.216 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC72 .G35 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9731801

Keywords:

Academic freedom, Catholic universities and colleges, Scholars--Religious life

Abstract:

Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng