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The (Catholic) Politics of Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Support for reflective intelligence about Catholicism has proven controversial in the Catholic Church and even in academies sponsored by the Church. Research and teaching about Catholicism requires ... More


Introduction: The Need for Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes, but is not limited to, theology, history, literature, political science, economics, sociology, fine arts, music, and social work. ... More


A Definition of Catholic: Toward a Cosmopolitan Vision

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholic Studies emerges in the North American context precisely at a time when the boundaries for identifying “Catholic” are contested. Under conditions of globalization when persons shift in and ... More


We Have Been Believers: Black Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Parish revivals enabled many Catholics, including blacks, to attain a deeper knowledge of their faith and to take fuller ownership of it. Catholic revivalism differed in its emphasis on the ... More


The Catholic Studies Reader

James T. Fisher and Margaret M. McGuinness (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This is a rare book in an emerging field that has neither a documented history nor a consensus as to what should be a normative methodology. Dividing this volume into five interrelated themes central ... More


Afflicting the Comfortable: The Role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic Studies Programs

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A recent report released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life detailing the religious landscape of the modern United States found that many Americans move from one religion to another with ... More


Method and Conversion in Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Can one be a Catholic and nonetheless do exigent historical and scientific work on Catholicism? More broadly, can one be religious and still do scientific work in the field of religious studies? Does ... More


Passing on the Faith: Training the Next Generation of American Practicing Catholics

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In hearing the phrase “passing on the faith,” images of more than a list of beliefs pass before the eyes of the hearers' imaginations. This chapter reconstructs debates over the nature of ... More


Catholic Studies in the Spirit of “Do Whatever He Tells You”

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During a celebration of the University of Dayton's (UD) sesquicentennial in the year 2000, the singer-songwriter alumnus who headed the university's Center for Social Concern performed a song he had ... More


Working Toward an Inclusive Narrative: A Call for Interdisciplinarity and Ethnographic Reflexivity in Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author, a non-Catholic anthropologist of religion, raises some questions and concerns that have come up for her as an ethnographer who focuses on lived Christianities in the United States. She is ... More


Catholic Studies and Religious Studies: Reflections on the Concept of Tradition

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the concept of “tradition,” a key term in negotiations to position Catholic Studies as an interdisciplinary field embedded in the spaces between well-established discourses of ... More


“The Story Is What Saves Us”: American Catholic Memoirs

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Autobiographical works such as Augustine's Confessions are the very foundation of Catholic Studies. Our understanding of the evolution of Catholic life in North America is deeply grounded in ... More


Asian American Catholic Experience and Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Immigrants and refugees have contributed not only to the identity of American religions, but also, and especially, to Catholicism in the United States. An examination of how Asian Americans are ... More


The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Classification and a Calling

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The public perception of Catholicism does not always incline toward a scholastic tradition. For some, the Catholic intellectual tradition is the most engaging aspect of the religious heritage, ... More


Teaching About Women, Gender, and American Catholicism

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals how an undergraduate course on the history of American Catholic women provides students with an array of new perspectives from which to view women's experience in the Catholic ... More


Visual Literacy and Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that acquisition of visual literacy should enjoy a high priority in Catholic Studies practice, not simply because of the Catholic Church's familiar role in fostering visual arts, ... More


Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of The Scarlet Letter

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that vestiges of a Catholic imagination may be discerned in classic works of American literature authored by Protestants, and in particular, the most canonical novel of all, ... More


Catholic Studies and the Sacramental Imaginary: New Directions in Catholic Humanism

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the “Catholic imagination” mode of interpretation might better serve what the philosopher Charles Taylor calls the “social imaginary.” It suggests that the prevailing ... More


Introduction

Daniel K. Finn

in The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199858354
eISBN:
9780199949472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Caritas in veritate is the “social encyclical” of Pope Benedict XVI, following in the footsteps of his predecessors from Leo XIII to John Paul II. Benedict presents both a detailed ... More


Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual ... More


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