The Irony of Modern Catholic History

The Irony of Modern Catholic History

Title: The irony of modern Catholic history: how the Church rediscovered itself
and challenged the modern world to reform / George Weigel. Description: First
Edition. |New York, NY: Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of
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Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465094349

Category: Religion

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A powerful new interpretation of Catholicism's dramatic encounter with modernity, by one of America's leading intellectuals Throughout much of the nineteenth century, both secular and Catholic leaders assumed that the Church and the modern world were locked in a battle to the death. The triumph of modernity would not only finish the Church as a consequential player in world history; it would also lead to the death of religious conviction. But today, the Catholic Church is far more vital and consequential than it was 150 years ago. Ironically, in confronting modernity, the Catholic Church rediscovered its evangelical essence. In the process, Catholicism developed intellectual tools capable of rescuing the imperiled modern project. A richly rendered, deeply learned, and powerfully argued account of two centuries of profound change in the church and the world, The Irony of Modern Catholic History reveals how Catholicism offers twenty-first century essential truths for our survival and flourishing.
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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

In this collection of reminiscences and elegies, the best-selling author of the definitive biography of Pope Saint John Paul II remembers these men and women from inside the convictions that formed them.

Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781642291537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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The world is full of interesting people, and it has been George Weigel's good fortune to have known many such personalities in a variety of fields: politics, religion, the arts and sciences, journalism, the academy, entertainment, and sports. In this collection of reminiscences and elegies, the best-selling author of the definitive biography of Pope Saint John Paul II remembers these men and women from inside the convictions that formed them. Whether he is sketching the lives of Nobel Prize–winning scientists, major league baseball managers, princes of the Church, television personalities, or history-making political leaders, Weigel tries to understand, and help readers understand, the deep truths of the human condition illuminated by each of these not-forgotten lives. Written with verve, insight, and an appreciation for the consequential lives that have touched his own, Not Forgotten fills out the autobiographical portrait that George Weigel began painting in Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with Saint John Paul II, while offering a backstage view of some of the men and women who have shaped the turbulent history of our times.
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Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia

Loyola Marymount University THOMAS E . BUCKLEY , S . J . Modern American
Religion , Volume 2 : The Noise of Conflict , 1919 - 1941 . ... This comprehensive
and incisive volume by the Fairfax M . Cone Distinguished Service Professor of
the History of Modern Christianity at the ... In Volume One ( The Irony of It All ...

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Journal for the History of Modern Theology

Journal for the History of Modern Theology

virtually without any distance to its subject or some redeeming irony . ... Behind
this screen of an histoire engagée Funk ' s highly interesting intellectual career
becomes scarcely discernible : His way from modernism to Neo - Catholicism in
the ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006011889

Category: Theology, Doctrinal

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Categories: Theology, Doctrinal

Lectures on the History of Literature Delivered April to July 1838

Lectures on the History of Literature Delivered April to July 1838

Here again comes in the irony of events . In ancient history ... While modern
history is introduced by the establishment in Europe of an Asiatic power , which
holds possession of the seat of mediæval rule to this day . ( 6. ) The religion of the
Middle Ages in Europe was Catholicism , i.e. , established Christianity .
Constantine's ...

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858024211926

Category: Literature

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The Concise History of Modern Ireland

The Concise History of Modern Ireland

The practical effect was to underscore the oppositional bitterness between
Protestant and Catholic in Ireland . Liberal ... The idea of the modern Irish nation
was being born . ... The irony was that Kilwarden ' s birth name was Arthur Wolfe .

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: IND:30000109942924

Category: History

Page: 224

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In 1780, Ireland was a pre-modern society. Then, under the twin effects of the industrial revolution and the French revolution, the whole world was turned upside down and Ireland with it.
Categories: History

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History

Author: ed GLAZIER

Publisher: Michael Glazier Books

ISBN: UOM:49015003412286

Category: Religion

Page: 1567

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"Utilizing newly opened archival information, the authors of this scholarly resource illuminate the American Catholic experience through 1,200 signed articles and 300 illustrations. Examined are issues, movements. demographics, and history and wars in relation to American Catholics. Issues often neglected by the church are treated: the growing voice of American Catholic women and the church's lack of involvement in the issue of slavery. Since so much immigration history is reflected in American Catholic history, many ethnic groups have their own entries. Biographies abound and many states have their own entries. Added features include primary documents, such as the American Catholic Bishops' Doctrine on Racism."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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A Short History of Modern Ireland

A Short History of Modern Ireland

The practical effect was to underscore the oppositional bitterness between
Protestant and Catholic in Ireland . Liberal ... The idea of the modern Irish nation
was being born . ... The irony was that Kilwarden ' s birth name was Arthur Wolfe .

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill

ISBN: WISC:89079533535

Category: Ireland

Page: 124

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This new short history ofIreland since the 1790s is concise, comprehensive and original in approach.
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Commonweal

Commonweal

grant from the Exxon Corpoabout the exclusivity of sal - | History is prelude , they
ration . During the confervation , and ... Their com - former President and subvert
modern Catholic facilities for by a full - length discussion . " | mon malady : the ...

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Lived historical content shapes their writing , in accord with how each appraises
the Revolution . ... image patterns , past tense verbs , ironic language -- in order
to demonstrate that techniques which imply closure and ... Next a chapter is
devoted to two women saints autobiographies , one Renaissance , the other late
Romantic , to explore the official tradition of autobiography in which modern
Catholic ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030796997

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Youth Ministry in Modern America

Youth Ministry in Modern America

There are numerous stories [ in U . S . Catholic history ) of maiden aunts working .
... 18 Catholic sociologist Andrew Greeley puts a slightly different spin on the
irony by pointing out that over the course of the twentieth century the Catholic ...

Author: Jon Pahl

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110183980

Category: Bibles

Page: 248

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Professor Jon Pahl examines the history of youth ministry through the lens of four twentieth-century movements: the Walther League (Lutheran), the Young Christian Workers (Catholic), Youth for Christ (evangelical), and African American congregations (Methodist, Baptist, and United Church of Christ). By chronicling the emergence and influence of these movements, Pahl enhances our understanding of their effect upon both the American church and society. Pahl also explores how youth ministry has been transformed over the years and suggests ways that youth ministry must redirect its focus in the twenty-first century. The compelling stories and contributions of modern youth ministry remain invisible in the standard histories of Religion in America. Jon Pahl makes young people and their faith commitments visible as primary actors in portraits of four youth ministries. A skillful theologian and historian, Pahl analyzes the tension between purity" keeping young people safe from a hostile culture" and practices" efforts to encourage young people in risks and responsibilities" and allows the past to become present tense. " Ronald C. White, Dean and Professor of Church History, San Francisco Theological Seminary
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The Cambridge Modern History

The Cambridge Modern History

... delivered by Scultetus at Heidelberg on the occasion of the centenary jubilee
of the Reformation , which by the irony of ... There was no difference in sentiment
or in practice on this head between the Protestant and the Catholic parts of the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015046386036

Category: History, Modern

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The Cambridge Modern History

The Cambridge Modern History

... delivered by Scultetus at Heidelberg on the occasion of the centenary jubilee
of the Reformation , which by the irony of ... There was no difference in sentiment
or in practice on this head between the Protestant and the Catholic parts of the ...

Author: Sir Adolphus William Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052118639

Category: History, Modern

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Allen Tate and the Catholic Revival

Allen Tate and the Catholic Revival

In fact , his conversion coincided with the radical transformation of virtually every
aspect of Roman Catholic life . ... inescapable fascination with it , for it sets the
irony of Allen Tate ' s Catholic history within its native context : the rise and fall of
a world of Catholic meaning . ... Convinced that modern society had reached an
alarming state of cultural degeneration , he maintained that " an objective religion
, a ...

Author: Peter A. Huff

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040658547

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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Investigates the influence of the preconciliar Catholic Literary Revival on the southern literary critic and Catholic convert Allen Tate (1899-1979), examining Tate's attempt to incorporate the Revival's Christian humanism into a distinctive critique of secular industrial society.
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The New Cambridge Modern History Reformation 1520 1559

The New Cambridge Modern History  Reformation  1520 1559

It was the irony of this age that it should have seen even the memory destroyed at
the very moment when once again an ... to him more than a struggle for dynastic
ascendancy against disruption ; it was a battle for the unity of Catholic Europe .

Author: Charles Loch Mowat

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018334576

Category: History, Modern

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The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature Modern transformations new identities from 1918

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature  Modern transformations  new identities  from 1918

Yet , the book does not begin with these early memories : it begins with an
introduction , framing the story to follow . Spark is a public ... In her novels there is
an absolute , undisputed authority , that of God , but the irony of her writing is that
such authority is not available to any human being . ... These follow her reception
into the Anglican , then the Roman Catholic , Church in 1953 and 1954
respectively .

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh History of Scottish

ISBN: UCSC:32106019092219

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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In almost a century since the First World War ended, Scotland has been transformed in many rich ways. Its literature has been an essential part of that transformation. The third volume of the History, explores the vibrancy of modern Scottish literature in all its forms and languages. Giving full credit to writing in Gaelic and by the Scottish diaspora, it brings together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents. It provides an accessible and refreshing picture of both the varieties of Scottish literatures and the kaleidoscopic versions of Scotland that mark literary developments since 1918.
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The Living Age

The Living Age

mute , yet mystic , language ; the voices of Christ is not the measure of
Catholicism , the past and the anticipations of the fu- but ... of all irony when
applied to a system which cuts its members — then we have only to look from
Christian history some of its noblest at our ... the first attempt at hiding the naked .
fallibility of all their popes and pastors ; ness of the spirit ; modern Catholicism the
more they are ...

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New Dimensions in American Religious History

New Dimensions in American Religious History

Perhaps a fourth irony will be that in spite of all indices to the contrary ,
Canadians will nevertheless return to the Christian churches in droves . ... Marty ,
Modern American Religion , vol . ... Coming of Age , but Slowly : Aspects of
Canadian Religious Historiography since Confederation , ” in the Canadian
Catholic Historical ...

Author: Jay P. Dolan

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001317101

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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This collection of essays has been written in tribute to Martin E. Marty, a scholar who has certainly earned his reputation as the most influential living interpreter of religion in America. During his distinguished career - which includes over forty books, countless articles, and a generation of students - Marty has disentangled the jumbled and competing directions of American religious history by focusing on a central theme that has run through it all - the distinctively American experiment with pluralism. These essays take stock of the significance of Marty's teaching to date by showing how his former students are following his leads - or moving beyond them - in their struggles to comprehend the richness of North American religious history. Some of the essays, explain the volume's editors, "celebrate the American search for oneness in spite of the efflorescent manyness of this nation's pluralism." Other essays remind us "that being American is seldom merely settling for oneness" by exploring the distinctiveness, schism, and conflict in this country's religious history. A third group of essays launches into new directions of historical inquiry, exploring varieties of religious expression that have previously been ignored. A fitting tribute to Marty's impact on the study of religion in the last century, this volume presents a new generation of seekers finding its way across the broad range of North American religious experience, keeping the pluralistic experiment alive.
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Documents of American Catholic History 1866 1966

Documents of American Catholic History  1866 1966

Such a suspicious attitude toward the intellectual life is far from being an
exclusive Catholic phenomenon in the United States . ... anti - intellectual in their
roots and pretensions , that it is bitterly ironic when anti - intellectualism threatens
to become characteristic ... One wonders whether Catholics themselves always
appreciate the extent to which the battles of the Church against the modern
heresies have ...

Author: John Tracy Ellis

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ISBN: 0894536125

Category: United States

Page: 1175

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Vols. 1-2 are reprints. Originally published: Chicago : H. Regnery Co., 1967. Vol. 3 is a new work. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. v. 1. 1493-1865 -- v. 2. 1866-1966 -- v. 3. 1966-1986.
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The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

... the intersubjectivity and soul - searching of these early modern Catholic
women did not necessitate a rejection of the body ... see Lee Patterson , “ On the
Margin : Postmodernism , Ironic History , and Medieval Studies , ” Speculum 65 (
1990 ) ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020388291

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Categories: Electronic journals