Friday, November 13, 2020

“Himes nailed it”

Seth Jacobs, historian:

“The highest compliment that I can pay to a Jesuit education is that I really, really wish I had received one. Father Michael Himes nailed it when he said, ‘The purpose of an undergraduate education, particularly a Jesuit education, is a rigorous and sustained conversation about the most important questions relating to the human condition with the widest possible circle of the best possible conversation partners.’ And as he points out, many of those conversation partners aren’t breathing anymore, which is why we have libraries and teachers.”

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