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The Journalist As Theologian: A Tribute To Gregory Baum, Michael W. Higgins Dec 2011

The Journalist As Theologian: A Tribute To Gregory Baum, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

The article features Gregory Baum, mathematician, theologian, ex-Augustinian friar, dissenter and pioneering sociologist of religion. In an interview in 1996, he provided a diagnosis of the Roman Catholic Church mentioning that it was undergoing a governance crisis of immense proportions and that there was a need for a new system. Baum, Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics and the Sociology of Religion at McGill University, considers himself a journalist fascinated with ideas.


Review Of "Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, And Praxis" Edited By Robert Schreiter, Scott Appleby, And Gerard Powers, Brian Stiltner Nov 2011

Review Of "Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, And Praxis" Edited By Robert Schreiter, Scott Appleby, And Gerard Powers, Brian Stiltner

Brian Stiltner

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Prophet Of The Electric Age: Marshall Mcluhan’S Post-Curial Catholicism, Michael W. Higgins Oct 2011

Prophet Of The Electric Age: Marshall Mcluhan’S Post-Curial Catholicism, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

The author explores the Catholicism of Herbert Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian literary scholar and communications theorist. The author notes that McLuhan's Catholicism seldom surfaces in the writings of his biographers. Higgins believes McLuhan's Catholicisim deserves a fuller exploration since faith was profoundly constitutive in his life and thought. The author also claims that McLuhan's reasons for conversion differentiated him from the conventional intellectual.


Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh Apr 2011

Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

John Henry Newman is widely known for his ideas on doctrinal development, education, conscience, and his reflections on faith and reason. However, it is important to remember that, among the many hats Newman wore, he was mostly a preacher and spiritual director. So in his role as a preacher, pastor, and spiritual leader, did he have a distinct spirituality? If so, what features or ideas would define Newman's spirituality? This paper will explore two prominent and pervasive themes in his spirituality looking primarily at his Parochial and Plain Sermons from his Anglican period and also at some of his ...


The Jesuits In Latin America, 1549 - 2000: 450 Years Of Inculturation, Defense Of Human Rights, And Prophetic Witness, Charlotte M. Gradie Jan 2011

The Jesuits In Latin America, 1549 - 2000: 450 Years Of Inculturation, Defense Of Human Rights, And Prophetic Witness, Charlotte M. Gradie

History Faculty Publications

A review of the book "The Jesuits in Latin America, 1549-2000: 450 Years of Inculturation, Defense of Human Rights, and Prophetic Witness," by Jeffrey L. Klaiber is presented.


The Catholic Intellectual Tradition And Its Dynamics, Jean Ehret Jan 2011

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition And Its Dynamics, Jean Ehret

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Throughout the papers of this book, the CIT appears not to be an abstract concept but a dynamic reality, a powerful source of inspiration for imagining creative ways to face the challenges of life in today’s world. Critical voices question the reference to Catholicism, others to a tradition. While addressing these issues helps to prevent the CIT from becoming the victim from either unreligious or traditionalist misconceptions, a synthetic approach will try to reveal fundamental dynamisms of the CIT that allow to identify it without reducing its inherent complexity and historical diversity, including its expressions yet to come.