Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Great Philosopher Who Became Catholic

On June 29, 2009, writes Deal W. Hudson at Inside Catholic:
Eight years ago today, a famous American philosopher died who had lived as a Catholic the last year of his life. Not so long ago, his name -- Mortimer J. Adler -- was synonymous with the "great books" approach to education he had pioneered with Robert Hutchins at the University of Chicago in the 1940s and 1950s. His edition of The Great Books of the Western World is still often seen if you survey the bookshelves of the homes and offices you visit.

You can read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

ELC said...

Thank you so much for this! I never knew he had joined the Church. Glad to find out.