Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1983

Publisher

Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus

Abstract

In the pages that follow, I have tried to suggest certain reflections around the general and troubled topic of the Jesuit, Catholic university. I do so because I suspect that a central problem for many administrators of such institutions lies within the vagueness or even chaotic understanding of this governing issue: what it is that they are administering. What do you mean by a "Jesuit university"?. Is it basically the same sort of thing that any Catholic university is--something clear enough in purpose, however imperfect in realization; but at the same time something variant, in that the Jesuit university is staffed in part by a different religious coterie and marked by a particular historical tradition, so that one speaks primarily about "Jesuit presence" when one talks about these institutions?

Comments

Copyright U.S. Central and Southern Province, Society of Jesus. Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute individual articles for personal, classroom, or workshop use. Saint Louis University Libraries is the host of the digital collection.

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