About Leo R. Ward

Leo Ward (1893–1984), a Holy Cross priest, held a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America and was Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame University. His works include Holding up the Hills and Concerning Mary Ann.

Theology & Liberal Education in John Dewey

By |2019-07-23T11:17:20-05:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Education, History, Philosophy, Theology|

In freeing the student in his studies and liberating man socially through education and through every sort of technique and social institution, John Dewey remains an interesting and commanding philosopher… We will first mention decisive influ­ences on John Dewey and then give a résumé of his philosophy of education. It is only within such a [...]

Christopher Dawson, Education, and the Transcendent

By |2019-10-08T17:11:50-05:00November 28th, 2015|Categories: Christendom, Christopher Dawson, Education, Featured|

Above all other twentieth-century men, the late Christopher Dawson took seriously the two theses developed by Newman over a century ago. Newman’s theses were that only the liberally educated are really educated and that a person without an introduction to theological lore lacks an ingredient necessary for liberal education. Dawson wanted to know what, given our situation, [...]

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