Reflecting on an Education of the Heart: Nicholas Rademacher

When asked to describe what the phrase “Education of the Heart” means to him, Nicholas Rademacher, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies said:

“While we expect the training of the intellect at the college level, an ‘education of the heart’ is a unique element in the landscape of this campus. The intellectual component of the Catholic social tradition is very important to delineate, rooted as it is in scripture, theology, and the social sciences.

The ‘education of the heart’ is much more subtle. It is difficult to pin down and categorize. John Paul II explained that one’s heart must turn to “the readiness, in the Gospel sense, to ‘lose oneself’ for the sake of the other instead of exploiting him, and to serve him’ instead of oppressing him for one’s own advantage.”

Submitted by Lisa Ratmansky, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

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