The value of humility in academe (No kidding)
Humility isn’t a very fashionable topic in academe. As James Garland writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education, preaching humility is the sort of moralizing done by, well, preachers, and not by college professors. But here the preachers have got it right, and the academy should listen, says Garland, president emeritus of Miami University, in Ohio. “Humility is an important educational goal because it is the bedrock of a liberal education. It is the quality that keeps us from overvaluing our own opinions and discounting the opinions of those who know more than we do.”
See “The Spark” from Duke Divinity’s Call and Response Blog.