XII. EVALUATING THE MODERN PROJECT: TOWARDS AN INTEGRAL HUMANISM

A. Required Readings: 

READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS/DOCUMENTS:

    1. Pope John Paul II. Fides et Ratio. 1998.

    OR

    2. James V. Schall, Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society. Lanham Md: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998. chaps. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9.

    OR

    3. Romano Guardini. The End of the Modern World. Wilmington: ISI Books, 1998. pp. 28-109.

    OR

    4. "Church in the Modern World" (Gaudium et spes) The Documents of Vatican Council II, vol 1 edited by Austin Flannery (New York: Costello, 1996).


B. Writing Assignment: Write a 5 page reflection paper on the book - what are some significant reasons for Catholic philosophers to take a confident stance in "crossing the threshold of hope" and in providing solid responses to meet the crisis of modernity?

C. Supplemental Readings:

    G. K. Chesterton, The Dumb Ox chapters 6,7,8

    Pope John Paul II, statement on Galileo, 31 October 1992

    Jacques Maritain, Challenges and Renewals, edited by Joseph Evans and Leo R. Ward. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1966.

    Jacques Maritain, "The Apostle for Our Time," in St Thomas Aquinas: Angel of the Schools. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1946. pp. 56-81.

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