The Catholic Studies Reader

The Catholic Studies Reader

James T. Fisher and Margaret M. McGuinness

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9780823234103

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Abstract

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 to the practice and theory of Catholic Studies —Sources and Contexts, Traditions and Methods, Pedagogy and Practice, Ethnicity, Race, and Catholic Studies, and The Catholic Imagination—the editors provide readers with the opportunity to understand the great diversity within this area of study. Readers will find essays on the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic social teaching, as well as reflections on the arts and literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction

JAMES T. FISHER AND MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

Part I: Sources and Contexts

3 Passing on the Faith

SANDRA YOCUM

Part II: Traditions and Methods

6 A Definition of Catholic

JEANNINE HILL FLETCHER

Part III: Pedagogy and Practice

9 Afflicting the Comfortable

MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

Part IV: Ethnicity, Race, and Catholic Studies

12 We Have Been Believers

DIANA L. HAYES AND CECILIA A. MOORE

Part V: The Catholic Imagination

15 Seeing Catholicly

ANGELA ALAIMO O'DONNELL

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