Contending with Modernity; Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Contending with Modernity; Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Philip Gleason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195098285

ISBN-13: 9780195098280

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

How did Catholic colleges and universities deal with the modernization of education and the rise of research universities? In this book, Philip Gleason offers the first comprehensive study of Catholic higher education in the twentieth century, tracing the evolution of responses to an increasingly secular educational system. At the beginning of the century,

Overview

How did Catholic colleges and universities deal with the modernization of education and the rise of research universities? In this book, Philip Gleason offers the first comprehensive study of Catholic higher education in the twentieth century, tracing the evolution of responses to an increasingly secular educational system. At the beginning of the century, Catholics accepted modernization in the organizational sphere while resisting it ideologically. Convinced of the truth of their religious and intellectual position, the restructured Catholic colleges grew rapidly after World War I, committed to educating for a "Catholic Renaissance." This spirit of militance carried over into the post-World War II era, but new currents were also stirring as Catholics began to look more favorably on modernity in its American form. Meanwhile, their colleges and universities were being transformed by continuing growth and professionalization. By the 1960's, changes in church teaching and cultural upheaval in American society reinforced the internal transformation already under way, creating an "identity crisis" which left Catholic educators uncertain of their purpose. Emphasizing the importance to American culture of the growth of education at all levels, Gleason connects the Catholic story with major national trends and historical events. By situating developments in higher education within the context of American Catholic thought, Contending with Modernity provides the fullest account available of the intellectual development of American Catholicism in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195098280
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.17(d)
Lexile:
1700L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Catholic Higher Education in 1900 3(1)
The Old-Time Catholic College
4(2)
The Catholic University of America
6(6)
After Americanism, Modernism
12(9)
Part One Confronting Modernity as the Century Opens
Awaking to the Organizational Challenge
21(18)
Symptoms of Crisis
22(10)
Realignment of Secondary and Collegiate Education
32(7)
Rationalizing the Catholic System
39(23)
The Problem of Unity and the Role of the Catholic University
39(4)
The Origins and Early Development of the CEA
43(3)
The High School Movement and Standardization
46(5)
Standing Firm by the Ratio Studiorum
51(4)
Biting the Curricular Bullet
55(7)
The Impact of World War I
62(19)
The NCWC and the Issue of Centralization
63(6)
Standardization Once Again
69(3)
The Students' Army Training Corps
72(9)
A New Beginning: Catholic Colleges 1900-1930
81(24)
The Catholic University of America
84(5)
Catholic Women's Colleges 1900-1930
89(6)
The University Movement 1900-1925
95(10)
Part Two Challenging Modernity Between the Wars
The Intellectual Context
105(19)
The Scholastic Revival
105(9)
Neoscholasticism and the Catholic Worldview
114(10)
The Beginnings of the Catholic Renaissance
124(22)
Americanism and Its Medieval Scholastic Background
125(6)
The Postwar Catholic Resurgence
131(5)
Developments in the Colleges
136(10)
The Catholic Revival Reaches Full Flood
146(21)
1928 and After: The Post-Al Smith Context
146(2)
Creating a Catholic Culture
148(4)
Catholic Action: Background and Beginnings
152(2)
Catholic Action and the Colleges
154(9)
Philosophy and Theology
163(4)
Institutional Developments: Moving into Graduate Work
167(17)
Graduate Work: Background and Beginnings
169(2)
Graduate Expansion in the 1920s
171(7)
Jesuit Self-Criticism and Reform
178(6)
The Tribulations of the Thirties
184(25)
Problems with Accreditation
184(4)
Reorganization and Its Tensions
188(9)
Graduate Work Once Again
197(12)
Part Three World War II and Postwar Crosscurrents
World War II and Institutional Shifts
209(26)
Specialized Wartime Programs
211(4)
Research, Development, and Expanding Educational Horizons
215(5)
Graduate Work and Related Developments
220(6)
The Sister Formation Movement
226(9)
Assimilative Tendencies and Curricular Crosscurrents
235(26)
Catholic Colleges and the Race Issue
235(5)
Catholics and the Postwar Student Movement
240(6)
Debating the Liberal Arts
246(4)
The Drive for Curricular Integration
250(6)
Religion versus Theology
256(5)
Controversy: Backlash Against the Catholic Revival
261(22)
The Anti-Catholic Backlash
261(3)
The Catholic Campaign Against Secularism
264(4)
Secularism and the Family Crisis
268(6)
John Courtney Murray and the Church-State Issue
274(9)
Transition to a New Era
283(22)
The Historical Recovery of Americanism
283(4)
Self-Criticism and the Search for Excellence
287(10)
The Splintering of the Scholastic Synthesis
297(8)
The end of an Era
305(18)
The Contagion of Liberty
305(13)
Accepting Modernity
318(5)
Abbreviations Used in Notes 323(2)
Notes 325(94)
Index 419

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