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The Age of Suppression: From the Expulsions to the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1759–1820)  

Niccolò Guasti

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Jun 2019
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May 2018
Although the Society of Jesus was no stranger to local suppressions and banishments that had studded its history from the beginning, the Jesuit crises that broke out between the 1750s and ... More

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

The Annunciation from Luke to the Enlightenment: A Cultural History  

Gary Waller

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Aug 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter provides a cultural rather than a theological reading of the Annunciation story, locating it historically from its beginnings in Luke to the pre-Enlightenment, and then, by ... More

Anti-Jesuitism in a Global Perspective  

Sabina Pavone

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Jun 2019
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Jul 2018
Until recently anti-Jesuitism was considered to be exclusively related to controversies having to do with the existence of the Society of Jesus and was therefore studied as the key to ... More

Aquinas and the Emergence of Moral Theology during the Spanish Renaissance  

David M. Lantigua

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
The reception of Aquinas’ thought in early modern Renaissance Spain directly contributed to the emergence of moral theology as a pastorally grounded practical science distinct from dogmatic ... More

Aquinas on Nature, Grace, and the Moral Life  

Daria Spezzano

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
Aquinas’ teaching on nature, grace and the moral life in the Summa theologiae outlines the graced movement of the rational creature from God to God, by perfection in the likeness of God. ... More

Aquinas’ Reception in Contemporary Metaphysics  

Gyula Klima

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
This chapter reviews Aquinas’ reception in contemporary metaphysics as it is practised today in the analytic tradition, focusing on issues that make this reception problematic. I identify ... More

Asian Theology  

Vimal Tirimanna

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Mar 2019
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Jun 2018
This chapter examines the character of Catholic theology in the Asian context. It argues that Asian theologies rely on the fundamental principles of universal Christian theology even ... More

Astronomy, Cosmology, and Jesuit Discipline, 1540–1758  

Luís Miguel Carolino

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Jun 2019
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Apr 2018
Jesuit scholars took part in all the major scientific controversies in the field of astronomy and cosmology, and taught generations of philosophers in Europe. Jesuit missionaries ... More

Biblical Interpretation since Divino afflante Spiritu  

Mary Healy

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Mar 2019
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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 Dei ... More

Bonaventure and the Franciscan Tradition  

Aaron Canty

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Mar 2019
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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

Byzantine Festal Homilies on The Virgin Mary  

Mary B. Cunningham

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Aug 2019
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Sep 2019
Liturgical homilies in honour of the Virgin Mary, Theotokos (‘God-bearer’) were composed in Greek from about the early fifth century ce in the Eastern Christian Church. As Marian feasts ... More

Catholic  

William Henn OFMCap

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Jun 2019
The chapter begins by affirming the ‘irrevocable’ commitment of the Catholic Church to the ecumenical movement, noting that such a commitment represents a substantial change from the ... More

Catholic Moral Anthropology  

Medi Ann Volpe

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Mar 2019
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Jan 2019
This chapter concerns Catholic moral anthropology. After beginning by emphasizing the centrality of the teaching that human beings are created in the image of God, the chapter shows that ... 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

The Catholic Reception of Aquinas in the De auxiliis Controversy  

Matthew T. Gaetano

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
In the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Catholic theologians debated how to reconcile God’s predestination and grace with human free choice. The de auxiliis controversy had as its ... 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 introduce ... More

Catholic Social Teaching  

David Matzko McCarthy

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Mar 2019
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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 Teaching on Politics and the State  

Chad C. Pecknold

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Mar 2019
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Nov 2018
This chapter explores Catholic teaching on life in the political realm. It explores first how the contours of debate were set in the early Church. Augustine’s notion of the two cities’ ... More

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