An Ignatian Approach to Teaching Philosophy

Elizabeth Murray Morelli

in Teaching as an Act of Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222209
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236800 | DOI:
An Ignatian Approach to                             Teaching Philosophy

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The chapter mainly discusses ways of teaching philosophy using the influence of the Ignatian ideal of pedagogy. The author of this chapter teaches philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. This university is a Jesuit university and so the Ignatian ideal of pedagogy has much influence there. The author's interest in the Ignatian ideal of pedagogy started when she was an undergraduate at Santa Clara University. There she met a 20th-century philosopher and theologian name Bernard Lonergan, S.J. and he deepens her interest in the Ignation ideal of pedagogy. One of the principles of the Ignatian is “finding God in all things.” This expresses the Catholic awareness of the sacramentality of the world. The author's aim as a teacher is to encourage her students go be beyond a one-dimensional self-understanding.

Keywords: Ignatian ideal; pedagogy; philosophy; theology; Bernard Lonergan; Catholicism

Chapter.  7188 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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