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Academic Freedom in a Catholic Register: Theodore Hesburgh, Part 3

The first two posts in this series are here (3/5/2015) and here (3/19/2015). In those posts I’ve been building an argument that Theodore Hesburgh was more than an ‘intellectual Catholic’ or mere university president/administrator, but a rare bird in the so-called “Catholic Intellectual Tradition”–a Catholic public intellectual. Today I will finish the series by looking at Hesburgh’s intellectual leadership in higher education through the Land O’Lakes conference and statement. Generally speaking, the Land O’ Lakes statement addressed the place and role of Catholic universities in the modern world. It grew out of two meetings that took place in early 1967 Read more