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 one's historical sensibilities; rather, that process had deeper, and earlier, roots. The authors--ranging from "cradle to the grave" Catholics to those who haven’t 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. Garcia, Nick Salvatore, James R. Barrett, and Anne M. Butler. 

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ISBN-13: 9780252092343
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 464 KB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Becoming (and Being) a Catholic Historian Philip Gleason 2. Personal Landscapes of Catholicism: From East to West Anne M. Butler 3. Homecoming: Finding a Catholic Hermeneutic David Emmons 4. In Search of Chicano Catholic Identity and History Mario T. Garc¡a 5. Deeply Within: Catholicism, Faith, and History Nick Salvatore 6. The Blessed Virgin Made Me a Socialist: An Experiment in Catholic Autobiography and the Historical Understanding of Race and Class James R. Barrett 7. Lost at the Drive-In Maureen Fitzgerald 8. Utraque Unum: Finding My Way as a Catholic and a Historian Joseph A. McCartin Contributors Index

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