By Philip Gleason
How did Catholic schools and universities take care of the modernization of schooling and the increase of study universities? during this e-book, Philip Gleason deals the 1st accomplished examine of Catholic better schooling within the 20th century, tracing the evolution of responses to an more and more secular academic procedure. firstly of the century, Catholics approved modernization within the organizational sphere whereas resisting it ideologically. confident of the reality in their non secular and highbrow place, the restructured Catholic schools grew swiftly after global warfare I, dedicated to instructing for a "Catholic Renaissance." This spirit of militance carried over into the post-World conflict II period, yet new currents have been additionally stirring as Catholics started to glance extra favorably on modernity in its American shape. in the meantime, their schools and universities have been being remodeled by means of carrying on with progress and professionalization. through the 1960's, alterations in church educating and cultural upheaval in American society strengthened the interior transformation already below means, growing an "identity hindrance" which left Catholic educators doubtful in their objective. Emphasizing the significance to American tradition of the expansion of schooling in any respect degrees, Gleason connects the Catholic tale with significant nationwide traits and old occasions. via situating advancements in larger schooling in the context of yank Catholic concept, Contending with Modernity presents the fullest account to be had of the highbrow improvement of yankee Catholicism within the 20th century.
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