By James Heft
For greater than a new release, the college of Dayton has invited a sought after Catholic highbrow to provide the once a year Marianist Award Lecture at the common topic of the stumble upon of religion and career. through the years, the lectures became relevant to the Catholic dialog approximately church, tradition, and society.
In this e-book, ten prime figures discover the connections of their personal lives among the non-public geographical regions of religion and their public calling as academics, students, and intellectuals.
This final decade of Marianist Lectures brings jointly theologians and philosophers, historians, anthropologists, educational students, and lay intellectuals and critics.
Here are Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., at the tensions among religion and theology in his profession; Jill Ker Conway at the religious dimensions of reminiscence and private narrative; Mary Ann Glendon at the roots of human rights in Catholic social instructing; Mary Douglas at the fruitful discussion among faith and anthropology in her personal lifestyles; Peter Steinfels on what it relatively ability to be a “liberal Catholic”; and Margaret O’Brien Steinfels at the complex background of ladies in today’s church. From Charles Taylor and David Tracy at the fractured dating among Catholicism and modernity to Gustavo Gutiérrez at the enduring name of the negative and Marcia Colish at the old hyperlinks among the church and highbrow freedom, those essays song a decade of provocative, illuminating, and crucial notion.
James L. Heft, S.M., is President and Founding Director of the Institute for complex Catholic reviews and college Professor of religion and tradition and Chancellor, college of Dayton. He has edited past Violence: non secular assets for Social Transformation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Fordham).
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