The Consecration of Learning
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There are four steps in this concluding chapter. First, key aspects of what is meant by consecrating oneself to learning are delineated. Central here are truth-seeking through research and scholarship and truth-sharing through teaching, mentoring and publications. Part two draws on two examples, the philosopher Edith Stein and the fictional scholar, Augustin Méridier, in order to illustrate what is meant by consecrating oneself to learning. Part three summarises the principal qualities that allow one to consecrating oneself to teaching. Part four offers some observations about what commitment to Christian scholarship entails.