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Justification By Faith According To The Old Testament: In The Footsteps Of The Reformers, Richard Davidson Aug 2019

Justification By Faith According To The Old Testament: In The Footsteps Of The Reformers, Richard Davidson

Richard M. Davidson

Martin Luther asserted that “if we lose the doctrine of justification, we lose simply everything.” Luther believed that justification is “the article with and by which the church stands, without which it falls.” In the preface to his Forty-Five Theses drawn up in 1537, Luther makes this impassioned plea: “The article of justification is the master and prince, the lord, the ruler, and the judge over all kinds of doctrines; it preserves and governs all Church doctrine and raises up our conscience before God. Without this article the world is utter death and darkness.” John Calvin considered the doctrine of ...


Introduction To The Content And Context Of The Ratio Studiorum: Notes, Quotes And Commentaries On The Jesuit Educational Ideal, Karl M. Lorenz Jul 2019

Introduction To The Content And Context Of The Ratio Studiorum: Notes, Quotes And Commentaries On The Jesuit Educational Ideal, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M. Lorenz

Explanatory Notes:

The topic I chose for my project was Jesuit Education in Colonial Brazil as outlined in the Ratio Studiorum of 1599. The Ratio atque Institutio Studiorum Societatis lesu {Method and System of the Studies of the Society of Jesus) defined the organization, operation and teaching methodology of Jesuit secondary and higher education institutions during the greater part of the colonial period, which extended from April 1500 when the first Portuguese explorers set foot on the Brazilian shore to July 1822 when Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. The Jesuitic Period encompassed the years between 1549 when the Brazilian ...


Little, Curriculum Vitae (June 2019).Pdf, Brent Little Jul 2019

Little, Curriculum Vitae (June 2019).Pdf, Brent Little

Brent Little

No abstract provided.


The Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962-8 December 1965): An Attempt At World Unification That Decided The Fate Of Catholic Birth Control, Enrique Torner May 2019

The Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962-8 December 1965): An Attempt At World Unification That Decided The Fate Of Catholic Birth Control, Enrique Torner

Enrique Torner, Ph.D.

The Second Ecumenical Council, commonly abbreviated Vatican II, lasted from October 11, 1962 to December 8, 1965. The Council was not an ongoing event: it met in four ten-week periods that spread out over these three years. The idea for the council actually arose in the second week of January of 1959. According to David A. Yallop, it came up during a conversation between Pope John XXIII and his pro-secretary of state, Cardinal Domenico Tardini. The two of them were discussing world affairs: the implications of what Fidel Castro was doing to the Batista regime in Cuba; the state of ...


Ethics And Judgments Of Value In Library Science, Lisa M. Rose-Wiles May 2019

Ethics And Judgments Of Value In Library Science, Lisa M. Rose-Wiles

Lisa M Rose-Wiles


Phrases such as “the value of the library” and “return on investment” abound in the world of academic libraries, typically associated with attempts to increase or at least maintain funding.  We use such strategies to cope with the expanding commercialization and demands for assessment in higher education ordained by those Bernard Lonergan calls the educationalists: the “group that has the power and the money, that runs the bureaucracy, that makes the decisions”.1 As a result, library “value” is often calculated in dollar terms, or measured in terms of variables such as student retention or grades. The third “frame” of ...


Loyola University School Of Law - Chicago Apr 2019

Loyola University School Of Law - Chicago

Vincent Vitullo

No abstract provided.


From Vatican Radio To Inter Mirifica And Beyond - 20th Century Popes On [Im]Media.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan, Dennis Mahon Apr 2019

From Vatican Radio To Inter Mirifica And Beyond - 20th Century Popes On [Im]Media.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan, Dennis Mahon

Jon P. Radwan

[Im]mediacy, a meaningful encounter or contact where there is no space between participants, is a central concept in understanding how 20th century Popes have learned to communicate. The 20th century was characterized by extensive growth of mass media technologies.  Modern papal approaches to communication developed from an instrumental to an [im]mediate contact orientation.  Where media were originally seen as important tools for sending messages, John Paul II made interpersonal contact the focal point of papal communication via his nearly continuous world tour.  The tour itself is mass mediated for the world to see, and each pastoral event is ...


Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George D. Greenia Mar 2019

Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George D. Greenia

George Greenia

In ‘The Bartered Body,’ George Greenia disentangles the complex desires and experiences of religious travellers of the High Middle Ages who knew the spiritual usefulness of their vulnerable flesh. The bodily remains of the saints housed in pilgrim shrines were not just remnants of a redeemed past, but open portals for spiritual exchange with the living body of the visiting pilgrim.


Augustine On Rhetoric And Flourishing - Handout.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan Mar 2019

Augustine On Rhetoric And Flourishing - Handout.Pdf, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

"Lust and Love at Work: Rhetoric and Human Flourishing according to Augustine" - presented to LCC International University, Klaipeda Lithuania, 3/5/19.


Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins Dec 2018

Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

This December is the fiftieth anniversary of Merton’s still highly controversial death in Thailand. A recent polemic, The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton, uses the strange inconsistencies surrounding that death to paint a dark picture of CIA intrigue, monastic complicity, and elaborate cover-up by the Gethsemani authorities—presenting Merton’s death as the final execution of the ’68 triad that began with Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. But beyond such dramatic conspiracy theories, why should we still care about Thomas Merton? Why should we still be drawn to a cloistered monk who had an affair with a nurse; to ...


John Huss And The Origins Of The Protestant Reformation, Trevor O'Reggio Nov 2018

John Huss And The Origins Of The Protestant Reformation, Trevor O'Reggio

Trevor O'Reggio

"Was Jan Hus a forerunner of the Protestant reformation, did he anticipate the reformation–absolutely. Through his teachings on the supreme authority of scriptures he challenged and defied the then unchallenged authority of the papacy and the church by providing an alternative authority. This position would become one of the central foundational teachings of the 16th century reformers. Huss also, like the Protestant reformers, recognized the need to release the scriptures from the control of the scholars, the church, and the language of Latin by making the scriptures available to the people in their own language. This was then reinforced ...


Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton Oct 2018

Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton

Michael W. Higgins

SYDNEY, N.S. — A Catholic academic who once made headlines for his public criticism of Pope Benedict XVI is the next guest speaker in the Father Greg MacLeod Lecture Series.
Michael Higgins, a well-known Canadian liberal Catholic leader and former president of Fredericton’s St. Thomas University, is scheduled to make three presentations of an address entitled the Shock, Genius and Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching.


Review Of Indian Thought And Western Theism: The Vedanta Of Ramanuja, Sucharita Adluri Sep 2018

Review Of Indian Thought And Western Theism: The Vedanta Of Ramanuja, Sucharita Adluri

Sucharita Adluri

No abstract provided.


Professor Michael W. Higgins Explores The Life Of John Moriarty In "Digging Deep In Sacred Caverns" Aug 2018

Professor Michael W. Higgins Explores The Life Of John Moriarty In "Digging Deep In Sacred Caverns"

Michael W. Higgins

Given his eccentric behaviour, hermitic life, and disregard for celebrity, it is not all that surprising that John Moriarty remains even now – more than a decade since his death in June 2007 – a darling for his cult following, an amusement for the curious, a distraction for the serious intellectual, a Celtic epiphenomenon, and one of the treasures of the RTE archives.


Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison Aug 2018

Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

Multidisciplinary endeavours with the word ‘studies’ in their names have brought like-minded scholars together for over sixty years. Those specializing in certain parts of the world, for example, can join the North American Conference on British Studies (founded in 1950), the British Association for American Studies (1955), the African Studies Association (1957), or a host of other groups. Similarly, organisations for scholars interested in specific time periods include the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (1983), the Society for Renaissance Studies (1967) and the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. Finally, students of politics, gender and other aspects ...


Introdução A La Pedagogia Jesuita No Brasil Colonial. Educação Humanista E O Ratio Studiorum, Karl M. Lorenz Jun 2018

Introdução A La Pedagogia Jesuita No Brasil Colonial. Educação Humanista E O Ratio Studiorum, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M. Lorenz

Em 1599, a Companhia de Jesus aprovou o Ratio atque Institutio Studiorum Societatis lesu (Método e Sistema de Estudos da Companhia de Jesus). O documento delineou as políticas, os procedimentos administrativos, os currículos e as práticas de ensino em suas instituiçãoes educacionais na Europa e no exterior. Uma parte da Ratio detalhou um programa de estudos de linguas e da literatura clássica. O objeto deste estudo é o programa de humanidades e o foco da analise é o comportamento profissional do professor jesuíta responsável por sua implementação. Este trabalho identifíca as ações que um jesuíta brasileiro teria demonstrado quando ensinando ...


Introduction To Jesuit Pedagogy In Colonial Brazil. Humanist Education And The Ratio Studiorum, Karl M. Lorenz Jun 2018

Introduction To Jesuit Pedagogy In Colonial Brazil. Humanist Education And The Ratio Studiorum, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M. Lorenz

In 1599 the Society of Jesus approved the Ratio atque Institutio Studiorum Societatis lesu (Method and System of the Studies of the Society of Jesus). The document outlined policies and procedures on the administration, curriculum and teaching practices in its educational institutions in Europe and abroad. Part of the Ratio detailed a secondary program of studies in classical languages and literature. The subject of this study is the program of humane letters and the focus of the analysis is the professional behavior of the Jesuit teacher responsible for its implementation. This paper identifies the actions that a Brazilian Jesuit would ...


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 3, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil May 2018

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 3, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell reviews a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the introductory sections (added for a revision of the draft in 1964) and attention to the Golden Rule in the religions of the world.


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 2, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. May 2018

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 2, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell continues his review of a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the Church's encounter with the Jewish people.


2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 1, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. May 2018

2018 Faculty Summer Seminar On Interfaith Relations: Day 1, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell facilitated the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations at Seton Hall University. In this presentation, Fr. Frizzell reviews a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), with a focus on the Church's encounter with the Jewish people.


Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay Apr 2018

Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay

Thomas V. Gourlay

One defining element of life in any Catholic educational institution, whether it be primary, secondary, or tertiary, is the focus on pastoral care for staff and students. This paper provides a distinctly Catholic definition of the term ‘pastoral care’ and briefly examines the theological foundations that underpin this concept, particularly, in relation to its application in the Catholic university. The paper traces the motif of pastoral care through the Scriptures and, building on insights from St. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990) and the broader theological anthropology of the Vatican II Council ...


20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil Apr 2018

20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

In light of the 20th anniversary of the Vatican document, “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah” (March 16, 1998), the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Frizzell analyzes this and other related Church publications and presentations and reflects on what lessons have been learned over the past two decades and what challenges still lie ahead.


American And Catholic: The Premature Synthesis Of The San Francisco Irish, Robert M. Senkewicz Mar 2018

American And Catholic: The Premature Synthesis Of The San Francisco Irish, Robert M. Senkewicz

Robert Senkewicz

The tension between the terms "American" and "Catholic,, is at least as old as the 1840s, when large numbers of Catholic immigrants arrived in the United States. The attempts of American Catholics through the succeeding 130 years to resolve that tension has spawned, in our day an increasingly sophisticated body of American Catholic history. But since the tension has been so pervasive, engaging theological, philosophical, political, and social issues, there seems to be little danger that we shall ever fully comprehend it (and thus put the historians concerned with it out of business!)

One of the most important complicating factors ...


Review: Catholic Theology. By Tracey Rowland. Pp. 256, London, T&T Clark, 2017, $20.89., Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Feb 2018

Review: Catholic Theology. By Tracey Rowland. Pp. 256, London, T&T Clark, 2017, $20.89., Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


John Moriarty: Epic Visionary Of Creation's Endless Unfolding, Michael W. Higgins Feb 2018

John Moriarty: Epic Visionary Of Creation's Endless Unfolding, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D. presentation at The John Moriarty Institute Lecture Series Tuesday February 6, 2018 in the Martire Forum at Sacred Heart University.


Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. Jan 2018

Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion In The Theology Classroom, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

I am currently a doctoral student in theology in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, a Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary, or Marianists. I have the pleasure of teaching the mandatory introductory course for the department, which can be a complicated task on its own, given that the course is intended to introduce students to both religious studies and theology. I will, however, largely bypass this particular complication in this essay and focus instead on the challenges of what it means to hand on the faith in the college classroom. In thinking about ...


The Nature Of Nature: Concerning The Efficacy Of Natural Law Reasoning Dec 2017

The Nature Of Nature: Concerning The Efficacy Of Natural Law Reasoning

Thomas V. Gourlay

Recourse to natural law reasoning has long been a part of how Catholics and Christians engage in debates about issues of public and private morality with people and communities of people who do not share the Catholic/Christian faith. But with the rise of modernity, the scientific revolution, and the relative success of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, many Catholics have begun to question traditional natural law reasoning. Some, including theorists like Germain Grisez, and John Finnis have sought to modify traditional natural law reasoning and continue to employ it within debates concerning public and private ethics, while others ...


Review: Liturgy And Personality, By Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Dec 2017

Review: Liturgy And Personality, By Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Review: Liturgy And Personality, By Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Dec 2017

Review: Liturgy And Personality, By Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


The Phenomenon Of Rome: On Roads, Refugees, And Teilhard De Chardin, Jon P. Radwan Dec 2017

The Phenomenon Of Rome: On Roads, Refugees, And Teilhard De Chardin, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

Teilhard de Chardin’s understanding of creation as an evolutionary process is used as a lens for studying Roman roads and refugees.

A shorter version of this essay was published in Seton Hall University 2018 Core Trip, pages 28-33. This draft has been submitted for potential publication in Writing Rome: A Spiritual Journey, Kelly Shea ed.