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On education, formation, citizenship and the lost purpose of learning

Author: Joseph Allan Clair
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2018. ©2018
Series: Reading Augustine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Reading Augustine series presents concise, personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars. The looming crisis in higher education appears to be a matter of soaring costs and crushing student debt, but the problem is actually much deeper. It is a crisis of soul; a question of the very purpose of learning and the type of people that our educational system produces.  Read more...
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Clair, Joseph Allan, 1980-
On education, formation, citizenship and the lost purpose of learning.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
(DLC) 2017039087
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Allan Clair
ISBN: 9781501326158 1501326155 9781501326165 1501326163
OCLC Number: 1001251088
Description: x, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The lost purpose of learning --
Education and the order of love --
The art of reading --
Citizenship --
A way forward.
Series Title: Reading Augustine.
Responsibility: Joseph Clair.

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The Reading Augustine series presents concise, personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars. The looming crisis in higher education appears to be a matter of soaring costs and crushing student debt, but the problem is actually much deeper. It is a crisis of soul; a question of the very purpose of learning and the type of people that our educational system produces. Today, in the age of academic hyper-specialization and professional knowledge, the moral and spiritual purposes of learning have been eclipsed by a shallow view of career and success. On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning turns to the influential figure Augustine of Hippo to explore how he saved the liberal arts at the end of the Roman Empire and how his inspiring vision can do the same for higher education today. It offers a roadmap for reviving the soul of education - presenting concrete ways that the intellectual practices and economic enterprise of learning can lead once more to a fulfilled life of knowing God and loving others.

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