By Thomas P. Rausch
Catholic schools and universities play an important function in handing on a wealthy religion culture to teens this day. As those associations became extra expert and pluralistic, many are asking how powerful they're at undertaking the non secular venture that is imperative to their identity:
- Are Catholic schools and universities considerably diverse from less costly nation associations or from different deepest faculties and universities? Are they nonetheless devoted to the quest for fact, that's rather the hunt for God?
Thomas Rausch, an eminent educator, is a Catholic priest lengthy drawn to Catholic theology as a piece of the church, not only of the academy. He insists we should also ask of Catholic larger schooling today:
- Does it actually shape scholars within the religion that does justice, or does it easily pace their passage into winning company life? Does it support scholars come to a private stumble upon with the divine secret published in Jesus?
Keeping those questions earlier than them, Rausch and 5 different members to this quantity supply knowledge, perception, and urban examples of ways Catholic greater schooling can certainly foster religion that ends up in a extra simply world.
Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, is the T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount collage in l. a.. he's writer of various books, together with I think in God: a mirrored image at the Apostles' Creed, Being Catholic in a tradition of selection, and Towards a very Catholic Church (Liturgical Press).
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