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Siena College Mission Resource Guide: Understanding Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Siena College Mission Resource Guide

The Siena College Strategic Plan calls for the engagement of mission in all four of it's pillars:
To provide all constituencies the resources critical to realizing this goal, we present this Mission Resource Guide. 

This libguide is created in conjunction with the Franciscan Mission Resource Guide found on the Siena College website:

This Mission Resource Guide has been constructed to assist faculty, staff and administrators in engaging the mission, values and Franciscan root of Siena College. The resources listed will provide users a foundational knowledge of these mission topics. There are Friars available who are willing to assist those who may want a more detailed or scholarly approach to these topics. The Friars involved in the construction of this guide look upon it as a 'work in progress', a guide in need of constant updating and revision; we welcome any and all ideas as to how we might make it more user-friendly for our audience.  

For the resources listed in this guide, we offer a three levels of resources depending on your current understanding and/or desired level of interest.

Readership recommendation:

♦ - Beginning interest resource / Building a foundation.

♦♦ - Intermediate interest resource / Wanting to know more than the basics.

♦♦♦ - Academic or intense interest / What research has been contributed through scholarly communication.



Aquila, Dominic A. “Catholicism, Liberalism, & Communitarianism: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Moral Foundations of Democracy.” The Catholic Social Science Review 2 (1997): 255–262. ♦♦♦
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Deavel, David Paul. “Preface: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition.” Logos (Saint Paul, Minn.) 24, no. 4 (2021): 5–20. ♦♦
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Laracy, Joseph R., et. al. “An Experiment in Interdisciplinary STEM Education: Insights from the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 15, no. 6 (2017): 45–53. ♦♦♦
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Muldoon, Tim. “The Boutique and the Gallery: An Apologia for a Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Academy.” Logos (Saint Paul, Minn.) 12, no. 4 (2009): 74–96. ♦♦♦
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Steinfels, Margaret  “The Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” Origins 25(11), 1995  ♦♦♦
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Multimedia and Web Resources

Pope John Paul II. Ex Corde Ecclesiae: Apostolic Constitution of  the 
Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on Catholic Universities. ♦
Rome. August 15, 1990.
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Pope Francis I. Evangelii Gaudium. Apostolic Exhortations on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World.
Rome. November 24, 2013. ♦♦
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The Catholic intellectual tradition: A guide for conversation ♦♦
Chestnut Hill, Mass.: The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College, 2017
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The Catholic intellectual tradition: A Conversation at Boston College ♦♦
Chestnut Hill, Mass.: The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College, 2017
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Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Catholic Intellectual Tradition Resource Guide ♦♦
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Rocha, Sam. "No, the Catholic intellectual tradition is not a thing of the past."  America. October 02, 2020 ♦
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