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Fr. Miscamble's "For Notre Dame"

Fr. Miscamble's "For Notre Dame"

Postby Kingsman » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:11 pm

On the same day that Notre Dame awarded an honorary degree to President Barack Obama as well as having him give the commencement address, Wison D. Miscamble, C.S.C., gave a firey address at a protest Mass on the South Quad. Long-awaited, Fr. Miscamble's "For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart & Soul of a Catholic University" was published in June. $17 in paper and $13.41 at Amazon. If it's anything like his speech, it will be the center of controversy.
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Re: Fr. Miscamble's "For Notre Dame"

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks Kingsman.....going to get it!!
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Re: Fr. Miscamble's "For Notre Dame"

Postby BobbyBeetleMishawaka » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:33 pm

Looking forward to Fr. Miscamble's book. An earlier book has traced the path that ND is on. Review
The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches, by James Tunstead Burtchaell, charts the history of 17 American colleges and universities that were founded by Christian denominations. Burtchaell's history shows that each school abandoned its religious roots for remarkably similar reasons. The modern conflict between Christ and culture, he argues, resulted in widespread capitulation by Christians to prevailing secular standards of knowledge. The Dying of the Light offers no advice for contemporary Christians who seek to do faith-based scholarship. "The failures of the past, so clearly patterned, so foolishly ignored, and so lethally repeated, emerge pretty clearly from these stories," he writes. "Anyone who requires further imagination to recognize and remedy them is not up to the task of trying again, and better." Burtchaell's book is lively, readable, and long (more than 800 pages). The author has done his homework so well that when he lays down his gauntlet, the reader's natural response is to rise to his challenge. --Michael Joseph Gross

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