William Reiser's Love of Learning: Desire for Justice PDF

By William Reiser

ISBN-10: 0940866412

ISBN-13: 9780940866416

A set of essays stemming from university professors' fight to create an environment of artistic excellence and powerful social justice for his or her undergraduate students.  Love of studying: wish for Justice issues the dynamic interaction among the lifetime of the brain and spirit, the place lecturers and social help paintings to reinforce one another.

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Page 6 connection. " 7Nevertheless, it is difficult to imagine a truly evangelical and truly virtuous approach to justice which does not issue from an option for the poor. As faculty members from diverse disciplines we struggled together over the meaning of the preferential option for nearly a year. We believed that this was, and remains, something which needs to be talked about and understood. The urgency behind this option, which is nothing short of a conscious decision to insert one's mind and sensibilities, one's imagination and one's loyalties, into humanity's long struggle for a more just world, arises from our awareness of the enormous human misery caused by deep-seated injustice, which persists as strongly today as ever.

Otherwise we shall be like the gospel's rich man who in his feasting and merriment failed to Page 11 notice the beggar starving at his gate. Opting for the poor means first noticing what is there to be seen outside our gate and then attempting to understand why what we have observed is there in the first place. Page 12 How can a theology call itself "Christian" if it bypasses the crucifixion of whole peoples and their need for resurrection, even though its books have been talking about crucifixion and resurrection for twenty centuries?

Childhood Poverty: Sociology and the Option for the Poor David M. Hummon 63 7. Option versus Options for the Poor: Selected Economic Issues Charles H. Anderton and David K. W. Chu 77 8. Not a Private Matter: Pedagogies and Strategies for Institutional Change Carolyn Howe 95 9. Holy Cross' Mission in Light of the Preferential Option for the Poor Mauri A. Ditzler 103 10. A Preferential Option for the Poor: Social Justice and Curriculum Reform Gary P. DeAngelis 115 11. M. 123 12. Afterword: Where Do We Go from Here?

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