A Tale of Two Adams: Insights for the Integrity of a Catholic University
In this article, I will examine the deep religious roots of this divided life, taking a cue from the book The Lonely Man of Faith by the Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Joseph Soloveitchik. The book originated, in part, in a talk to Catholic seminarians.3 Soloveitchik draws upon the two creation stories in the Book of Genesis that ground his insights in a theology of creation that is deeply if not entirely congruent with Catholic theology. I will then offer a critique of our contemporary attempts to solve the divided life syndrome by striving for "balance," rather than by insisting on a deeper integration of the active and contemplative life. In light of these insights on creation, on the divided life, and on the integrity of the active and contemplative life, I will draw some final insights concerning the Catholic university, which like all institutions suffers from its own form of divided life.
Naughton, Michael J.
"A Tale of Two Adams: Insights for the Integrity of a Catholic University,"
LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture: Vol. 23:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://ir.stthomas.edu/logos/vol23/iss1/8