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A subject guide supporting the CRRA collecting theme of "Catholic Intellectual Life"


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What is the
Catholic intellectual tradition?

"An ongoing dialogue - informed by faith, guided by reason, and infused with human creativity - that produces knowledge, shapes culture, and orients human lives...

A shared labor to discern and promote the human and common good...

Historically, globally, and disciplinarily diverse intellectual achievements and cultural treasures that enrich human inquiry and fund viable solutions to contemporary problems..."

This guide will help the user begin to explore this all-encompassing topic by connecting them to relevant materials of many kinds.

Description of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition from the website of the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture, Duquesne University.

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