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Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

John J. Piderit and Melanie M. Morey


The essential activity of Catholic colleges and universities at the undergraduate level is teaching material that is enlightened, contrasted, or highlighted by Catholic perspectives. Until about forty years ago this task was carried out predominantly by priests, sisters, and brothers. Bound to the Catholic Church in a special way, these people are no longer represented in significant numbers at Catholic institutions of higher education, and laypeople are now responsible for teaching in the Catholic tradition. The challenge is that priests, nuns, and brothers received extensive training in how ... More

Keywords: Catholic, higher education, religious, undergraduate, academic disciplines, theology, philosophy, Catholic intellectual tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199795307
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John J. Piderit, editor
Catholic Education Institute

Melanie M. Morey, editor
Catholic Education Institute

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