Research and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

John Cavadini, "Research and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition", Church Life Journal (April 25, 2024).

"The 'Catholic Intellectual Tradition' is a concept often invoked to help characterize the warrant for a conversation staged between the sciences and the humanities, where the latter include philosophy and, of course, theology—even if theology is not strictly speaking a discipline of the humanities but a sacred science, a 'sacra doctrina,' as Thomas Aquinas would say. It is invoked to address the implicit assumptions about the life of the mind, the intellectual life, and even the nature of human inquiry that make up the premise of such a conversation. It is further invoked to characterize the kind of university reflected in such a conversation."

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