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Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century

Philip Gleason


How did Catholic colleges and universities deal with the modernization of education and the rise of research universities? In this book, Philip Gleason offers the first comprehensive study of Catholic higher education in the twentieth century, tracing the evolution of responses to an increasingly secular educational system. At the beginning of the century, Catholics accepted modernization in the organizational sphere while resisting it ideologically. Convinced of the truth of their religious and intellectual position, the restructured Catholic colleges grew rapidly after World War I, co ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098280
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195098280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Gleason, author