An Interdisciplinary Journal
Devoted to Academic Excellence
Cardinal Perspectives is a publication of Wheeling Jesuit University, devoted to articles and essays of contemporary significance by members of the University's faculty. This interdisciplinary journal publishes articles for intelligent, mature readers who might not have any particular expertise in the subject matter discussed. We believe our readers will find the following articles informative, well researched, well written, and of widespread appeal.
The roots of Cardinal Perspectives go back to 1966, when the only edition of Avalanche appeared. The founders of the journal expected "an avalanche of polemical, scholarly, and artistic efforts from our faculty." Admittedly, an avalanche did not immediately occur; however, in six months' time the committee published a journal containing articles by ten faculty members. Another faculty publication did not appear until 1979 - The Wheeling College Annual. The word Jesuit was added to the title in 1987. The committee, with faculty support, changed the journal's name to Cardinal Perspectives in 1992.
The opinions expressed in the essays contained in Cardinal Perspectives are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Wheeling Jesuit University community.