Reexamining Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities

Transcending Orthodoxies

Editors: Garcia, Kenneth (Ed.)

  • Addresses the dearth of scholarship and books focusing explicitly on the relationship between academic freedom and religiously affiliated universities
  • Offers a unique and valuable interdisciplinary approach, mixing historical scholarship with philosophical reflection 
  • Argues compellingly that interdisciplinary scholarship, especially that which brings theology to bear on other fields, should be encouraged and current discouragement of such scholarship represents a violation of academic freedom 
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Kenneth Garcia presents an edited collection of papers from the 2015 conference on academic freedom at religiously affiliated universities, held at the University of Notre Dame. These essays reexamine the secular principle of academic freedom and discuss how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it. 
The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the leading advocate of academic freedom in America. In October 2015, the University of Notre Dame convened a group of prominent scholars to consider how the concept and practice of academic freedom might evolve. The premise behind the conference was that the current conventional understandings of academic freedom are primarily secular and, therefore, not yet complete. The goal was to consider alternative understandings in light of theological insight. Theological insight, in this context, refers to an awareness that there is a surplus of knowledge and meaning to reality that transcends what can be known through ordinary disciplinary methods of inquiry, especially those that are quantitative or empirical. Essays in this volume discuss how, in light of the fact that findings in many fields hint at connections to a greater whole, scholars in any academic field should be free to pursue those connections. Moreover, there are religious traditions that can help inform those connections. 

About the authors

Kenneth Garcia is Associate Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He is the author of Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), which won the award for “Best Book Published in Theology in 2012” from the College Theology Society. He has also published in scholarly journals such as The Journal of Academic Freedom, Theological Studies, and Horizons: the Journal of the College Theology Society. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Transcending Academic Orthodoxies

    Garcia, Kenneth

    Pages 3-23

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  • The Nineteenth-Century German University and German Idealism

    Ziolkowski, Theodore

    Pages 25-43

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  • The Open Circle: The Catholic University and Academic Freedom

    Heft S.M., James L.

    Pages 45-60

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  • Academic Freedom, Religion and the Natural Sciences

    McLeish, Tom

    Pages 63-84

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  • The Language of Spiritual Literature in a Post-Religious Era

    McGregor, Michael N.

    Pages 87-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reexamining Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities
Book Subtitle
Transcending Orthodoxies
Editors
  • Kenneth Garcia
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39787-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39787-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39786-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 223
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