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Augustine and liberal education

Author: Kim Paffenroth; Kevin L Hughes
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2008]
Series: Augustine in conversation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Augustine and Liberal Education sheds light on liberal education past and present, from an Augustinian point of view. Ranging from historical investigations of particular themes and issues in the thought of Saint Augustine, to reflections on the role of tradition and community and the challenges and opportunities facing universities in the next century, the contributors return to the sources of traditional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Aurelius Augustinus, Heiliger; Aurelius Augustinus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Paffenroth; Kevin L Hughes
ISBN: 9780739123836 0739123831
OCLC Number: 181368695
Notes: Originally published: Aldershot, England; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Description: xvii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bad habits and bad company: education and evil in the Confessions / Kim Paffenroth --
Models of teaching and models of learning in the Confessions / Debra Romanick Baldwin --
Augustine's Confessions as pedagogy; exercises in transformation / Thomas F. Martin --
Study as love: Augustinian vision and Catholic education / Phillip Cary --
The bishop as teacher / Daniel Doyle --
The "arts reputed liberal": Augustine on the perils of liberal education / Kevin L. Hughes --
Augustine's pedagogy of intellectual liberation: turning students from the "truth of authority" to the "authority of truth" / Richard M. Jacobs --
The limits of Augustine's personal authority: the hermeneutics of trust in De utilitate credendi / Felix B. Asiedu --
Limit and possibility: an Augustinian counsel to authority / Mark J. Doorley --
Augustine and English Protestants: authority and order, coercion and dissent in the earthly city / Andrew R. Murphy --
Reading without moving your lips: the role of the solitary reader in liberal education / Marylu Hill --
The motives for liberal education / Thomas W. Smith.
Series Title: Augustine in conversation.
Responsibility: edited by Kim Paffenroth and Kevin L. Hughes.


This book applies Augustine's thought to current questions of teaching and learning. The essays are written in an accessible style and is not intended just for experts on Augustine or church history.  Read more...


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This book tries to come to terms with a particular tradition of inquiry in the light of contemporary challenges to liberal education, through the renewal and reevaluation of Augustine's thought and Read more...

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