|previous article in this issue||next article in this issue|
Document Details :
Title: Wisdom, Understanding and the Catholic University
Author(s): LASH, Nicholas
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 33 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2008
This paper is a revised version of a lecture given in Harare, in 1999, to celebrate the birth of the Catholic University in Zimbabwe. Criteria are considered by which to test whether, in any particular time and place, the educational character of Christianity, as a 'school of discipleship', should seek expression in the form of a Catholic university, and what the factors are which make it appropriate to describe an educational institution as a 'university'. The history of the university is briefly sketched and it is proposed that the specific purpose of a Catholic university is to serve the cause of wisdom.