Monastic Philosophy of the Origins of University Education


The study looks at how modern universities emerged from medieval Catholic monasteries, especially from theological philosophies, which prompted Catholic Friars to form guilds of children in monasteries for catechisms and teachings on doctrine (doctorate) from 1200 to 1225 CE. These guild centers in monasteries that soon graduated into teaching centers for the new knowledge (or science) transformed the monastery guilds into universities with Saint Thomas Aquinas as one of the earliest graduates of those universities around 1250 CE.

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Nnaji, C. (2015) Monastic Philosophy of the Origins of University Education. Open Journal of Philosophy, 5, 228-233. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.54028.

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