Christian Studies and the Liberal Arts College

This paper was delivered at the launching of the Christian Studies Institute program at Hillsdale College on November 8, 1980. What can a student today rightfully demand from a “liberal arts education”? A diploma that translates into a better-paid job? Such a...

Divine Faith, Human Faith

John Henry Newman: A View of Catholic Faith for the New Millennium by John R. Connolly. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005, pp. xviii+162. cloth $90; paper: $30.With this book, Connolly, a professor at Loyola Marymount, hopes to reach not only theologians and...

Newman’s ‘Idea’ and the Crisis of the Secular University

The secular university in the United States has reached a long-deferred moment of truth and ought to be ripe for the wisdom of John Henry Newman. Looking at the university today, its overextension, confusion about its purpose, catastrophic funding decline, and...

Resisting the Imperial Academy

The Critic as Conservator: Essays in Literature, Society, and Culture by George A. Panichas. Catholic University of America Press (Baltimore, MD) 1992, xii + 262 pp., $49.95.If you think that our intellectual culture is healthy, you do not want to read this book. It...

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