Teaching the Tradition Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

ISBN-10: 0199795312

ISBN-13: 9780199795314

Edition: 2012

List price: $54.00
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The Catholic intellectual tradition is broad, and covers a wide array of academic disciplines. From the origin of universities and through their first six hundred years of existence, philosophy and theology were the central disciplines. However, with the establishment of chairs in mathematics and others in chemistry at German universities in the nineteenth century, new academic disciplines started to be acknowledged and, in the following two hundred years, the modern array of academic departments gradually emerged. Many of the topics covered in these emerging disciplines, however, had earlier been addressed in theology or philosophy, and it is from here that the Catholic intellectual tradition made important contributions and distinctions in many of the most popular undergraduate academic departments.Structured around two lead essays on Catholic anthropology and Catholic theology, this volume focuses on important religious themes and how they appear in various academic disciplines. John Piderit, Melanie Morey, and their contributors take a disciplinary approach to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Each chapter focuses on one academic discipline or major that is taught at the undergraduate level in most colleges or universities; the book is primarily intended for Catholic institutions who teach undergraduates and have an interest in showing students how various topics in their disciplines are related to Christian belief and the Catholic tradition in particular.
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List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
Foundations
Fundamental Catholic Theology
Catholic Anthropology
Perspectives in Catholic Theology
Perspectives in Catholic Philosophy I
Perspectives in Catholic Philosophy II
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Humanities
Poetry and Catholic Themes
Drama and Catholic Themes
Fiction and Catholic Themes
Reading Christian Texts and Images
Christian Literature in a Secular University
The View from a Church-Related University
Political Theory and Catholic Themes
History in a Catholic Framework
Mathematics, Reality, and God
Catholic Themes in Art and Music
Religious Themes Related to the Sciences
Psychology in a Catholic Framework
Evolutionary Biology in a Catholic Framework
Environmental Studies in a Catholic Framework
Physics and Astronomy in a Catholic Framework
The Good Life in The Professions
Economics and Business in a Catholic Framework
Education in a Catholic Framework
Medicine, Health, and Catholic Themes
Law in a Catholic Framework
Index
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