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The Scandal Of Our Tradition, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D. Jan 2018

The Scandal Of Our Tradition, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D.

Katherine Schmidt

I began college with visions of protests dancing in my head. Cautionary tales from high school teachers about the evils of liberal higher education— tales that, incidentally, only whetted my growing appetite to challenge unjust systems—created my image of college as a place of activism and revolution. But instead, I found complacent teenagers at a small, liberal arts Catholic college in the mountains, seemingly unaware of American wars being fought on dubious premises and annoyed by talk of current events. Although some students shared my concern for the injustices happening in the off-campus world, I struggled to find a ...


The Power Of Virtual Space, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Derek C. Hatch Jan 2018

The Power Of Virtual Space, Katherine G. Schmidt Ph.D., Derek C. Hatch

Katherine Schmidt

The following essay emerges from the consultation of Evangelical Catholics and Catholic Evangelicals at the 2016 convention of the College Theology Society, which brings together Catholica and Protestant voices concerning a shared topic. In 2016, the theme of liturgy and contemporary social and communications media was in focus. As panelists, we offered complementary papers that have become two sections of this essay. In the first section, Katherine Schmidt provides a theological account of media from a Catholic perspective. Through reflections on the mediatory character of the incarnation, she argues that para-liturgical or extra-liturgical spaces are integral to the Eucharistic assembly ...


Suspicious Minds: The Spirituality Of The Postmodern Nones, Michael Murphy Oct 2017

Suspicious Minds: The Spirituality Of The Postmodern Nones, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Much has been made about the “nones” and the current demographics of belief in the United States, especially those of young people. The term nones rose to prominence when a Pew Research Center poll in 2012 called “Nones on the Rise” discovered that nearly 20 percent of Americans claim no religious affiliation—a number that has been steadily climbing since 2007. Last January, National Public Radio aired a weeklong series titled “Losing Our Religion: The Growth of the nones.” In the spring of 2013, a poll conducted by Michael Hout of the University of California, Berkeley, and Mark A. Chaves ...


Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Oct 2017

Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Oct 2017

Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Psychological Well-Being Of Roman Catholic And Episcopal Clergy Applicants, Shannon Nicole Thomas, Thomas G. Plante Jan 2016

Psychological Well-Being Of Roman Catholic And Episcopal Clergy Applicants, Shannon Nicole Thomas, Thomas G. Plante

Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

The current study investigated the psychological functioning of over 200 applicants to the priesthood or diaconate in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, as revealed by the subjects’ scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second Edition (MMPI-2). Results revealed an overall trend of psychological health in the sample population, evidenced by few systematic elevations in indices of psychopathology. Within the Catholic sample, deacons demonstrated lower MMPI-2 scores on several measures, perhaps suggesting slightly better psychological well-being than their priest counterparts.


The First Crusade, Was It Christian?, David C. Taylor Jr Mar 2015

The First Crusade, Was It Christian?, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

On February 5th, 2015, President Barack Obama addressed the audience at the National Prayer Breakfast. During this breakfast he made comments about the Islamic State and the Crusades that sent waves throughout the religious world. In his speech, he claimed that just like the Islamic State is doing things, terrible things, in the name of Islam, we should remember that terrible things were done in the name of Christ during the Crusades. While it did not sit well with members of the church, the question must be asked. Was he right? This paper will examine the First Crusade, its cause ...


Trinitarian Thought In The Early Modern Era, Ulrich Lehner Aug 2013

Trinitarian Thought In The Early Modern Era, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

This article explores Catholic and Protestant Trinitarian theology from 1550 to 1770. It discusses various issues, from the mystical visions of Ignatius of Loyola to the Augustinian approach of Jonathan Edwards. It considers the growing variety of eclectic views and the influence of anti-Trinitarian thinkers, beginning with Michael Servetus and Faustus Socinus. It also highlights the rise of confessionalism and anti-Trinitarianism and the explosion of mystical theology during this period.


Marrying Out - Catholic-Protestant Unions In Australia, 1920s-70s, S. A. Mchugh Aug 2012

Marrying Out - Catholic-Protestant Unions In Australia, 1920s-70s, S. A. Mchugh

Siobhan McHugh

For over 150 years, until post-war migration diluted the mix, Australia was polarised between the majority Anglo Protestant Establishment and a minority Irish Catholic underclass. Religious differences reflected social and political tensions derived from colonial days. Religious and family protocols strongly discouraged inter-faith marriages - yet until the late 1960s, a quarter of Australian Catholics continued to 'marry out'. ( Mol 1970). Such mixed marriages often caused deep family divisions, from social exclusion to disinheritance. Children brought up in such marriages often suffered a confused identity, not fully accepted by either 'side'. Such sectarian attitudes no longer apply to Catholics and protestants ...


When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee Jan 2010

When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee

Joshua P Fershee

This Article seeks to understand who supports renewable energy mandates (and why) by analyzing a variety trends found in political and socio-economic data by state, as well as by state renewable energy opportunities (or the lack of such opportunities). The review finds little shocking in the way of politics: Democratic states tend to favor mandates and Republican states tend not to have mandates. Somewhat surprisingly, the correlations among states with wind and solar resources (as well as most of the demographic data) ranged from limited to inconclusive. In religion, however, a strong trend developed. The states with higher Catholic populations ...


The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Apr 2009

The Religious Other As Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

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

Many stories are told about antagonism between Christians and Jews, especially in countries with a large Jewish minority. The history of persecution should be told along with the lessons learned for our time. A brief review of examples whose participants were neighbors, either in reality or in principle, may be instructive. This paper will move through the centuries in a rapid survey, recalling friendly contacts or benign exchanges between Christians and Jews.


"Hti's Collaborations At Princeton And Beyond", Peter J. Casarella Jan 2007

"Hti's Collaborations At Princeton And Beyond", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

From April 19-21, 2007, I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying HTI scholars Néstor Medina (Toronto School of Theology) and Jacqueline M. Hidalgo (Claremont Graduate University, California) to an international gathering of theologians as well as several influential religious journalists. The meeting took place at the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton. HTI and CTI are neighbors, both located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary and separated only by Speer Library. Our journey across the street, so to speak, represents one of a few recent collaborative initiatives that have brought these two institutions closer together. It was also ...


Jews And Judaism In The Medieval Latin Liturgy, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil., J. Frank Henderson Ph.D. Dec 2000

Jews And Judaism In The Medieval Latin Liturgy, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil., J. Frank Henderson Ph.D.

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

The purpose of this study is to sketch the positive and negative dimensions in the Latin liturgy of the Church's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people during the period prior to the sixteenth century. Seasons of the liturgical year and particular ceremonies are discussed in some detail to present the impact of the liturgy on the perception of Catholics regarding their Jewish neighbors.

Copyright of The Liturgy of the Medieval Church is held by Medieval Institute Publications (Western Michigan University).


"Cardinal Nicholas Of Cusa: An Introduction", Peter J. Casarella Dec 2000

"Cardinal Nicholas Of Cusa: An Introduction", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

No abstract provided.


"Evangelization And The Culture Of Death", Peter J. Casarella Jan 1996

"Evangelization And The Culture Of Death", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

No abstract provided.


"Questioning The Primacy Of Method: On Sokolowski's Eucharistic Presence", Peter J. Casarella Dec 1994

"Questioning The Primacy Of Method: On Sokolowski's Eucharistic Presence", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

No abstract provided.


"On Dupré'S Passage To Modernity", Peter J. Casarella Jan 1994

"On Dupré'S Passage To Modernity", Peter J. Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

No abstract provided.


The Nixon-Cronin Speeches : A Cold War Theology, Thomas W. O'Brien Jan 1994

The Nixon-Cronin Speeches : A Cold War Theology, Thomas W. O'Brien

Thomas W O'Brien

No abstract provided.


"Language And Theologia Sermocinalis In Nicholas Of Cusa's Idiota De Sapientia (1450)", Peter Casarella Jan 1993

"Language And Theologia Sermocinalis In Nicholas Of Cusa's Idiota De Sapientia (1450)", Peter Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Gay/Lesbian Catholics Concerning Attitudes Toward Sexual Orientation And Religious Beliefs, Thomas W. O'Brien Jul 1991

A Survey Of Gay/Lesbian Catholics Concerning Attitudes Toward Sexual Orientation And Religious Beliefs, Thomas W. O'Brien

Thomas W O'Brien

The negative assessment of lesbian/gay relationships in Catholic circles is most often based on scanty information gathered from folklore, the commercial media, and a narrow, literal reading of Biblical texts. Assumptions are made about the personal adjustment of individual gay/lesbian persons and the quality of their relationships without recourse to actual lived experience. This survey of 263 gay/lesbian Catholics and 20 controls was designed to receive direct feedback from lesbian/gay persons concerning their religious attitudes, personal adjustment, and relational quality. The results contradict many preconceptions, and a remarkable similarity is demonstrated between the gay/lesbian responses ...