April 20, 2017
Dr. Ant has completed his new book “A History of the Foundations of Catholic Education: A Philosophical Enquiry”: a thought-provoking examination of the contributions of the Roman Catholic Church to education throughout history.
“It is a pity that education today does not bring what it has to. Young people look less and less interested in classroom activities. Knowledge has become meaningless to them. All that is important is success- immediate, at any cost, but success nonetheless. This is due to one essential deficit in our school system: students learn facts about the world, but they do not learn values. Students are assessed on the basis of their classroom achievements. It is important- even obligatory- to have good marks and to be active in all types of classroom activities. But one thing is missing: the stress on morality. Their good deeds, their relations with classmates, and with people in general are not assessed. Hence, they cannot become personalities because their only goal is to achieve success- whatever this is- and being recognized and appreciated by others. They are not imbued with or exposed to fundamental ethical values.
As it is well-known, ethics stands close to religion. Christian ethics contains all universal, and basic moral principles. It comprises values such as love, compassion, hope, faith, and altruism. Whether people realize it or not, Christian ethics are a part of their daily living. Furthermore, the American society as well as the traditional European societies are based upon Christian morality. America was founded by Puritans and its political tradition has its roots in Puritanism. There is no sense to go deeper into the topic; it is enough to refer to Max Weber’s theory that the economic development of the so-called Western civilization is mainly due to its Protestant character and the Protestant ethics.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dr. Ant’s book celebrates the contributions of centuries of Catholic teaching on education and urges all educators to incorporate the moral and ethical aspects of religious education into their curriculums.
Readers who wish to experience this thought-provoking work can purchase “A History of the Foundations of Catholic Education: A Philosophical Enquiry” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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