The Catholic Studies Reader

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The Catholic Studies Reader 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. ...
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Overview


The Catholic Studies Reader 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 informative essays on the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic social teaching, as well as reflections on the arts and literature. This provocative and enriching collection is valuable not only for scholars but also for lay and religious Catholics working in Catholic education in universities, high schools, and parish schools.
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A helpful and necessary step in establishing a set of scholarship tofurther the discussion which also displays the lack of consensus amongscholars and disciplines about what constitutes 'Catholic Studies.'-Paula M. Kane

"In addition to serving as a launch pad for a new series called Catholic Practice in North America, The Catholic Studies Reader 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." -American Catholic Studies Newsletter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823234103
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2011
  • Series: Catholic Practice in North America Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James T. Fisher is Professor of Theology and American Studies at Fordham University. His most recent books are Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America and On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York. Margaret M. McGuinness is Professor of Religion at La Salle University, Philadelphia, and co-editor of American Catholic Studies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Need for Catholic Studies James T. Fisher and Margaret M. McGuinness

Part I: Sources and Contexts

''The Story Is What Saves Us'': American Catholic Memoirs Debra Campbell

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Classification and a Calling Mary Ellen O'Donnell

Passing on the Faith: Training the Next Generation of American Practicing Catholics Sandra Yocum

The (Catholic) Politics of Catholic Studies David O'Brien

Part II: Traditions and Methods

Catholic Studies and Religious Studies: Reflections on the Concept of Tradition Ann Taves

A Definition of Catholic: Toward a Cosmopolitan Vision Jeannine Hill Fletcher

Method and Conversion in Catholic Studies Richard M. Liddy

Part III: Pedagogy and Practice

Catholic Studies in the Spirit of ''Do Whatever He Tells You''
Una M. Cadegan

Afflicting the Comfortable: The Role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic Studies Programs Margaret M. McGuinness

Teaching About Women, Gender, and American Catholicism Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Visual Literacy and Catholic Studies Catherine R. Osborne

Part IV: Ethnicity, Race, and Catholic Studies

We Have Been Believers: Black Catholic Studies Diana L. Hayes and Cecilia A. Moore

Asian American Catholic Experience and Catholic Studies Linh Hoang, O.F.M.

Working Toward an Inclusive Narrative: A Call for Interdisciplinarity and Ethnographic Reflexivity in Catholic Studies Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Part V: The Catholic Imagination

Seeing Catholicly: Poetry and the Catholic Imagination Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of The Scarlet Letter Thomas J. Ferraro

Catholic Studies and the Sacramental Imaginary: New Directions in Catholic Humanism Maureen H. O'Connell

Notes

List of Contributors

Index

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