Francis J. Beckwith's Reflections on Faith, Ethics and Culture
Alasdair Macintyre - Newman's idea of a university from Robert Verrill OP on Vimeo.
Francis,I can't access this video right now, but I have read MacIntyre's new book on Universities. I have a question. If you were a Catholic parent in a typical situation (i.e. without inside contacts) and were trying to pick the best liberal arts college for your children, which would you choose?Best,Derek
Dear Bill:Because I am a professor at a non-Catholic university, I'd rather not answer that question in a public venue such as this blog. However, a good resource is the Cardinal Newman Society, whose website you can find here: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/I will, however, say a thing or two about my employer, Baylor University.Although Baylor is not a Catholic university, it is a very good one that takes seriously its Christian faith. There are 99 Catholic faculty (out of 903): http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=67676. We also a vibrant Catholic center adjacent to the campus: http://www.baylor-catholic.org/stpeter/Welcome.htmlBaylor has an outstanding honors college that has a great text curriculum similar to what one would encounter at the best Catholic liberal arts colleges.I really think Baylor is terrific, and would encourage you to consider it for your children.
Thanks Francis,Would it be possible for you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org? I have read Newman, and I have also read MacIntyre's new book on the university. I will try not to take up much of your time. ;)Thanks,Bill
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