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 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


 Hans Urs von Balthasar: Transmodernist

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter serves both as a brief biography of Balthasar and a protracted bibliography of his work. The consideration of Balthasar's monumental opus (The Glory of the Lord, Theo‐drama, and ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


 Sacred Arrangements: Balthasar, Flannery O'Connor, and the Glory of the Lord

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 focuses on Balthasar's theological aesthetics as a well‐articulated critical methodology. Balthasar's fusion of aesthetics with history forges both a Christology and an analogy of being ... More


 Coda: On the Theological Imagination

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 provides a short synthesis of the book. Balthasar's program challenges us to first “see the form” in the world, but also to see the Beautiful, the Good, and the True at work in a broad ... More


  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


The U.S. Case: Pragmatic and Practice Oriented

Joseph M. Palacios

in The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645001
eISBN:
9780226645025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645025.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter uses the analytical model of the Catholic social imagination developed in Chapter 2 to examine and analyze how the various groups focused on the social justice mission of the Church ... More


Seeing Catholicly: Poetry and the Catholic Imagination

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/9780823234103.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What are some hallmarks of Catholic vision that might allow readers to identify a Catholic imagination at work when they encounter one? Is it possible to identify lines of continuity among writers ... 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


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


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


Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on ethnographic research in northern California, Our Lady of Everyday provides an in-depth cross-sectional analysis of three groups of Mexican origin women between the ages of 18 and 82 (single ... More


Our Lady of Everyday Life

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author demonstrates how the Mexican Catholic imagination is not fixed but is always evolving as women experience life and as their Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe grows ... More


Perceptions of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Relationship to Feminism: “The Time Is Now”

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author contends that because Catholic Mexican-origin women learn to think of Our Lady of Guadalupe as an ever-present and all-accepting heavenly mother, they also see her as nonjudgmental. This ... More


The Making of Girls in the Mexican Catholic Imagination: Obedience, Respect, and Responsibility

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Obedience and respect are typically defined as a positive (both at the level of feeling and as action) toward another person or entity. However, while engaging in this type of behavior may be ... More


“Here It Is Told”

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 offers readers a more general understanding of the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México and the United States. It introduces the traditional story, dating back to the 16th ... More


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