American Sociology of Religion

Author: Anthony Blasi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047421047
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Genre: Religion

First ever collection of histories of American sociology of religion, including accounts of early dissertations changes in theory, and studies of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American religion.

Perspectives on Interculturality

Author: M. Rozbicki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137484390
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Genre: History

The intercultural occurs in the space between two or more distinct cultures that encounter each other, an area where meanings are translated and difference is negotiated. In this volume, scholars from diverse disciplines reflect on the phenomenon of interculturality and on the theoretical and methodological frameworks of interpreting it

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136787164
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Genre: Reference

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

Author: William H. Swatos
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0761989560
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Religion

As the new millennium approaches, the sacred and profane interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes to essay-length entries, it covers world religions, religious perspectives on political and social issues, and religious leaders and scholars -- present and past -- in the United States and the world. This comprehensive volume is an essential reference for studies in the anthropology, psychology, politics, and sociology of religion. Topics include: abortion, adolescence, African-American religious experience, anthropology of religion, Buddhism, commitment, conversion, definition of religion, ecology movement, Emile Durkheim, ethnicity, fundamentalism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, new religious movements, organization, parish, Talcott Parsons, racism, research methods, Roman Catholicism, sexism, Unification Church, Max Weber, and many others.

Catholic Education Distinctive and Inclusive

Author: J. Sullivan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401709880
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Education

How coherent is the claim that Catholic education is both distinctive and inclusive? This question, so crucial, both for the adequate articulation of a raison d'être for Catholic schools all over the world and also for the promotion of their healthy functioning, has not hitherto been addressed critically. Here it receives penetrating analysis and constructive resolution in a comprehensive treatment that integrates theological, philosophical and educational perspectives. The argument draws on wide-ranging scholarship, offering new insights into the relevance for Catholic education of thinkers whose work has been relatively neglected. The advance in understanding of how distinctiveness relates to inclusiveness is underpinned by the author's lengthy experience of teaching and leadership in Catholic schools; it is further informed by his extended and continuing dialogue with Catholic educators at all levels and in many different countries.

Education s Highest Aim

Author: Michael James
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 9781565483361
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Presents the thoughts and experiences of researchers, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders who have applied a theoretical and practical framework derived from Chiara Lubich's spirituality of unity to their various scenes of teaching and learning.

The Harp and the Eagle

Author: Susannah Ural Bruce
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814799396
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: History

On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

A Place Somewhat Apart

Author: Philip E. Harrold
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630878658
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Religion

The story of secularization and religious disestablishment in American higher education is told from the standpoint of a lively community of professors, students, and administrators at the University of Michigan in the late nineteenth century. This campus culture--one of the most closely watched of its day--sheds new light on the personal and cultural meanings of these momentous changes in American intellectual and public life. Here we see how religion was not so much displaced or marginalized in the heyday of university reform as translated into new arenas of public service and scholarly pursuit. The main characters in this story--professors Calvin Thomas and Henry Carter Adams--underwent profound religious crises of faith accompanied by major adjustments in their interpersonal relationships. Together, with students and administrators, their lives constituted a communal biography of religious deconversion. A close examination of these private and public worlds provides a more complete understanding of the dynamics behind new academic policies and intellectual innovations in a leading public university. The non-cognitive, intersubjective, gendered, quasi-religious shadings of academic modernism and early pragmatist philosophy, in particular, come to light in vivid ways. As John Dewey later observed, Michigan became an experimental laboratory for new meanings to unfold, new acts to propose.

Critics on Trial

Author: Marvin Richard O'Connell
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813208009
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Religion

Here for the first time, the story of the Catholic Modernists is presented as a chronological narrative of events, with special emphasis placed upon the persons involved, their interrelations and opinions. Through a study of the participants, Marvin O'Connell traces the emergence of Modernism and the controversies related to it, offers a careful examination of the movement's multiple causes and ramifications, and places the events within the political, social, and intellectual context of the time. Rather than analyze the phenomenon called Catholic Modernism or argue one side or the other, the author tells the story of the Modernists themselves. These intellectuals-scripture scholars, philosophers, apologists, priests, and laypersons-were bound together by a mutual concern that the church could not survive the challenges of the modern world unless it brought its teaching and its constitution into line with contemporary thought. They offered unconventional solutions to the religious questions of the day, solutions they were convinced would reform and revivify their church. Their story involves a cast of fascinating characters: the deeply learned and deeply skeptical exegete, Alfred Loisy; the lyrical and melancholy Anglo-Irish Jesuit, George Tyrell; the eccentric polymath, Friedrich von Hegel; the apostle of Christian democracy, Romolo Murri; the combative philosopher, Lucien Laberthonniere, and his mentor, Maurice Blondel. Against them stood the pope who, in the name of doctrinal integrity, sought to root out and destroy their ideas. O'Connell follows the drama step by step until it reaches its climax in the condemnations of 1907, when Pius X denounced Catholic Modernism as the synthesis of all heresies. The author recounts the story largely in the words of the Modernists and their opponents, as well as those who, like the journalist and biographer Wilfrid Ward and the scripture scholar Marie-Joseph Lagrange, desperately sought a middle ground. Critics on Trial offers the nonspecialist a reliable, compelling account of the Modernist crisis; it offers the student of nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious and intellectual history a thorough introduction to the topic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marvin R. O'Connell is the author of numerous books and articles, including John Ireland and the American Catholic Church, The Oxford Conspirators: A History of the Oxford Movement, 1833-1845 and The Counter Reformation, 1559-1610. He has been a member of the history faculty at the University of Notre Dame since 1972 and is currently the director-in-residence of the Notre Dame Undergraduate Program in London. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "A real triumph of the historical imagination. O'Connells mastery of the sources, his sympathetic insight into the personalities involved and their relationships with one another, his lucid and fair-minded analysis of the issues, and his superb gifts as a writer make this incomparably the best introduction available to the whole complicated episode of Roman Catholic Modernism."--Philip Gleason, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame "Marvin O'Connell is a consummate writer, able to evoke the moods of an era and the dreams and disappointments of its major characters. In applying his skill to the modernist controversy he gives us the big picture and some of the intimate details of a very complex and compelling moment in Catholic ecclesiastical history."--Mary Jo Weaver, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

Research Centers Directory

ISBN: UOM:39015014579158
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Learned institutions and societies

Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.

America history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center
ISBN: UOM:39015065433016
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Dissertations, Academic

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Strong Religion

Author: Gabriel A. Almond
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226014983
Release Date: 2003-01-15
Genre: Religion

Examines a variety of antimodernist, antisecular militant religious movements on five continents and within seven world religious traditions, analyzing the social structures, cultural contexts and political ramifications of fundamentalism around the world.