THE CATHOLIC CAMPUS by Edward Wakin

THE CATHOLIC CAMPUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For what the Wakin book does it does well: an illuminating, informative directory of post-war change on the Catholic campus, of challenge and response amidst the ""world's largest private school system"", an ""in book"" cheerfully committed but charmingly non-propagandistic. It centers Catholic education within the Catholic way of life as a whole; its scope covers 8 exemplary college-level institutions, each unique in its own right yet each unified in the Catholic spirit. The most interesting include Washington's Catholic University, the sophisticate's Establishment""; flamboyant Notre Dame's new egghead look; St. Louis' urban sprawl offering that spiritual status symbol, a Jesuit education; a Benedictine school based on family style learning where the smell of freshly baked monastery bread seeps into a thermodynamics class; and Virginia's Marymount, a well-chaperoned finishing school. Throughout the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity; philosophically a laylerical partnership and the reality of a pluralistic world is jointly stressed.

Publisher: Macmillan