Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America

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In this thoughtful and literate study, Schwehn argues that Max Weber and several of his contemporaries led higher education astray by stressing research--the making and transmitting of knowledge--at the expense of shaping moral character. Schwehn sees an urgent need for a change in orientation and calls for a "spiritually grounded education in and for thoughtfulness." The reforms he endorses would replace individualistic behavior, the "doing my own work" syndrome derived from the Enlightenment, with a communitarian ethic ...

Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America 2005, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195179736

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Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America 1992, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195073430

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