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Epilogue

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The epilogue begins with a brief summary of developments since 2000, noting especially the accession of Pope Francis. Then, after reviewing the argument and content of the book, it turns to larger ... More


The Curious Case of Pope Francis

Wayne Glausser

in Something Old, Something New: Contemporary Entanglements of Religion and Secularity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190864170
eISBN:
9780190864200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864170.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Pope Francis has received a great deal of attention for his modern, secular-friendly gestures: he has embraced many people traditionally condemned by the Church (such as LGBT Catholics and divorced ... More


The Cosmos and Pope Francis

Eric T. Freyfogle

in A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226326085
eISBN:
9780226326252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326252.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

With his encyclical, Laudate Sí, Pope Francis has joined the ranks of commentators who trace misuses of nature to grave flaws in modern culture and in the institutions that reflect and perpetuate ... More


The Church’s Postsecular Moment

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that Pope Francis is reorienting the Church’s engagement with secular society, through both his prioritization of societal issues and his communicative style. It presents case ... More


The Second Thousand Years

Gerald O’Collins, S.J. and Mario Farrugia, S.J.

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198728184
eISBN:
9780191794483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728184.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter describes the second millennium of Catholic Christianity, before and after the 1492 discovery of the Americas. Up to Columbus, European Catholicism was shaped by building programmes, ... More


Catholic Social Thought against Economism

Matthew T. Eggemeier and Peter Joseph Fritz

in Send Lazarus: Catholicism and the Crises of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288014
eISBN:
9780823290444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288014.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

During the last three papacies, Catholic social teaching (CST) has become particularly sensitized to the danger of capitalist economism, a tendency to reduce the whole of life to economic matters. A ... More


Newman on Vatican II

Ian Ker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198717522
eISBN:
9780191786952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717522.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

John Henry Newman is often described as ‘the Father of the Second Vatican Council’. It is true that there is only one place in the Council’s documents where his direct influence can be detected, but ... More


St. Homobonus Leads the CEOs: Doing Good Versus Doing (Really) Well

Paula M. Kane

in The Business Turn in American Religious History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190280192
eISBN:
9780190280222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280192.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Wealthy American Catholics have created foundations, institutes, and research centers to endorse and defend neoliberal capitalism. Since the 1980s, a network of rich Catholics have supported their ... More


Thinking, Talking, and Culture

Eric T. Freyfogle

in A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226326085
eISBN:
9780226326252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326252.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Today’s environmental ills stem in significant part from aspects of modern culture. Environmental-reform efforts, accordingly, need to focus far more than they have on cultural change. This chapter ... More


Conclusion: Pope Francis

Matthew A. Shadle

in Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought and the Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190660130
eISBN:
9780190660161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660130.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The conclusion looks at the teaching of Pope Francis, considering the possibility that it represents the emergence of a new framework for Catholic social teaching. Pope Francis has emphasized that ... More


Legacies

Mary J. Henold

in The Laywoman Project: Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654492
eISBN:
9781469654515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654492.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Epilogue considers recent attempts to affirm the importance of Catholic laywomen in the church and extend their participation in decision making, while upholding Catholic teaching on gender ... More


Earth Ethics and American Catholic Environmentalism

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Catholic Social Activism: Progressive Movements in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479885480
eISBN:
9781479830862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885480.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter notes that American Catholics were initially quite reluctant to embrace environmentalism. It asks, after decades of political engagement with labor, poverty, peace, women’s rights, and ... More


Looking Askance at the Sacred

Nicolas Howe

in Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376776
eISBN:
9780226376806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376806.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter considers the roles of defilement, desecration, and aversive affect in secular landscape discourse. It performs a close reading of a single line from Pope Francis' 2015 ... More


Dialogue of Love: Breaking the Silence of Centuries

John Chryssavgis (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823264001
eISBN:
9780823266715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264001.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1964, a little-noticed albeit pioneering encounter in the Holy Land between the heads of the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church spawned numerous contacts and diverse openings between ... More


The Holocaust’s Impact on Christian-Jewish Relations

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Christian understandings of Judaism—better identified as misunderstandings—have produced immense suffering and sorrow. Post-Holocaust Christian understandings of Judaism are much better than they ... More


The Church’s Dilemma: Sex and Gender

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a thematic analysis of official Church discourse on sex and gender—issues central to Catholicism and, beyond religion, publicly salient to contemporary questions of personal ... More


A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649474
eISBN:
9781469649498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649474.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Canonization, the process by which the Catholic Church names saints, may be fundamentally about holiness, but it is never only about holiness. In the United States, it was often about the ways in ... More


The Synod on the Family: The Church’s Dialogue with Difference

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a case analysis of the Catholic Church’s Synod on the Family, an assembly of bishops convened in Rome in October 2014 and October 2015, to address the changing nature of ... More


Building Bridges: Truth, the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and Building Cultural Relationships in the Image of God

Miguel H. Diaz

in In the Lógos of Love: Promise and Predicament in Catholic Intellectual Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190280031
eISBN:
9780190280062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Fostering cultural relations in the image of God is a powerful means of confronting the culture of fear that may result from increasing diversity with cultures of hospitality. Catholic intellectual ... More


Conclusion: Contributions of Progressive US Catholic Movements

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Catholic Social Activism: Progressive Movements in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479885480
eISBN:
9781479830862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885480.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion reflects on the contributions and enduring legacies of the movements described in the book, summarizing the lessons that can be derived from these progressive initiatives and analyzing ... More


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