Faith and the Historian: Catholic Perspectives

Faith and the Historian: Catholic Perspectives

by Nick Salvatore
     
 

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Faith and the Historian collects essays from eight experienced historians discussing the impact of being touched? by Catholicism on their vision of history. That first graduate seminar, these essays suggest, did not mark the inception of ones historical sensibilities; rather, the process had deeper, and earlier, roots. The authors­--ranging from cradle to…  See more details below

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Faith and the Historian collects essays from eight experienced historians discussing the impact of being touched? by Catholicism on their vision of history. That first graduate seminar, these essays suggest, did not mark the inception of ones historical sensibilities; rather, the process had deeper, and earlier, roots. The authors­--ranging from cradle to the grave? Catholics to those who havent practiced for forty years, and everywhere in between--explicitly investigate the interplay between their personal lives and beliefs and the sources of their professional work. A variety of heartfelt, illuminating, and sometimes humorous experiences emerge from these stories of intelligent people coming to terms with their Catholic backgrounds as they mature and enter the academy. Contributors include: Philip Gleason, David Emmons, Maureen Fitzgerald, Joseph A. McCartin, Mario T. García, Nick Salvatore, James R. Barrett, and Anne M. Butler.

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"While an easy read, the volume serves as a helpful mediation on the strings of one's own historical consciousness and invites other historians to add from their own experience. It should be required reading at the beginning of graduate studies for all history students who share a Catholic background."—Catholic Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252092343
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/18/2007
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
464 KB

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Nick Salvatore is Maurice & Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and professor of American studies, at Cornell University. He is the author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist and We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber. For more, visit www.nicksalvatore.com.

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