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The Christian University and an Anthropology for Adulthood

  • Mario D’Souza
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Abstract

Since Alan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987), North American universities have changed greatly, and the humanities and liberal arts continue to be pushed to the sidelines, and schools have succumbed to the pressure of early specialization. The Christian university can respond in the face of such specialization showing how and why education is more than a preparation for a profession. Further, the Christian university has the opportunity of broadening how religious literacy is understood, preparing students to become reflective adults. Relying on a Christian anthropology, students at a Christian university grow in the knowledge and understanding that the real world lies beyond the immediacy of the material, the sensory, and the experiential.

Keywords

Anthropology Adulthood Real Freedom Knowing Religious literacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario D’Souza
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  1. 1.University of St. Michael’s CollegeTorontoCanada

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