Education: God & Man at Notre Dame

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"A Catholic university is a contradiction in terms," George Bernard Shaw once said. The Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, can readily see Shaw's point—that religious dogma seems incompatible with the scientific spirit of skeptical, free inquiry. He can just as readily reply to Shaw. "We must cherish both values. We must reflect the 'ancient beauty, ever old and ever new,' " he says. "There is no conflict between science and theology except where there is bad science or bad theology."

By this precept, Father Hesburgh,...

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