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American Catholicism and the Mass-Market Newsweekly  

Peter Manseau

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century, there was a noticeable decline in the influence of two major players in twentieth-century American life: Roman Catholicism and the ... More

Biblical Interpretation since Divino afflante Spiritu  

Mary Healey

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Apr 2016
This chapter treats Catholic biblical interpretation since Pius XII’s encyclical Divino afflante Spiritu (1943). At the heart of the chapter is Vatican II’s teaching in its constitution ... More

Bonaventure and the Franciscan Tradition  

Aaron Canty

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Oct 2015
This chapter considers the thirteenth-century Franciscan and theologian St Bonaventure. After outlining his life, the chapter explores Bonaventure’s theology through an exploration of his ... More

Catholic Moral Theology, 1550–1800  

Jean-Louis Quantin

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Dec 2016
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Jul 2015
In the early modern age, for the first time in history, moral theology became a ground of bitter strife within the Roman Catholic Church. After the Council of Trent, it evolved as a ... More

Catholic Perspectives on Natural Theology  

Denis Edwards

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter discusses Catholic perspectives on natural theology. It begin with Michael Buckley's proposal that a particular approach to natural theology has contributed to modern atheism, which sets ... More

Catholic Sacramental Theology in the Baroque Age  

Trent Pomplun

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Dec 2016
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Apr 2016
This essay provides an account of the historical and thematic features of Catholic sacramental theology during the Baroque age. Its intent is primarily bibliographic, and hopes to ... More

Catholic Social Teaching  

David Matzko McCarthy

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May 2015
This essay considers the modern tradition of Catholic social teaching (CST). CST finds its roots in the biblical, patristic, and medieval periods, but was inaugurated in particular by Leo ... More

Catholic Theology and Heidegger  

Peter Joseph Fritz

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Jun 2015
This essay considers Catholic responses to Heidegger under three headings: rejection, warm acceptance, and critical appropriation. Erich Przywara and Alasdair MacIntyre reject Heidegger; ... More

Catholic Theology in Africa  

Anthony Akinwale O.P.

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Apr 2016
This chapter introduces Catholic theology in Africa. The encounter between Africa and Christianity is divided into three periods. The first of these runs from the beginning of Christianity ... More

Catholicism  

John Hart

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
Catholicism and other branches of Christianity rarely reflected on earth in se for almost two millennia. Earth was viewed ordinarily as the setting for human existence, the stage on which ... More

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