Radical changes swept through the Catholic Church in the 1960s, but the hopes and promises of the time fell away in the years that followed. There was upheaval too, in many universities from much the same time. Changing Orders is the story of a Sydney priest-academic engaged in a balancing act over the years of change: on the one hand, studies in philosophy and theology, dreams and hopes, concerns and disappointments, and the decision to resign from orders; on the other, a career in teaching, research, and administration especially in the long years of controversy surrounding the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University.
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Author Biography - Paul Crittenden
Paul Crittenden was born in country NSW in 1936. He is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Sydney University. He was a Catholic priest for many years, but resigned in 1983 and subsequently married. He is the author of Learning to be Moral: Philosophical Thoughts about Moral Development, has edited several books in philosophy and has published numerous papers. He writes mainly on topics in ethics, philosophy of education, Greek philosophy, and modern European philosophy from Nietzsche to Sartre. Paul Crittenden is currently president of the Sydney University Arts Association and vice-president of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics.