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Gonzaga. A Humanist University?

Gonzaga University's Mission Statement calls itself "an exemplary learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good. In keeping with its Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic heritage and identity."

Humanism, according to the dictionary, is "an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters."

Uhm, what's "humanistic" doing in the mission statement of a Catholic university. Is there something I'm missing?


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