Contents: Part I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RELIGION AND THE BODY; Desire and Delight: A New Reading of Augustine's Confessions, Margaret Miles; Incontinent Observations, Morney Joy; The Antichene Tradition Regarding the Role of the Body within the Image of God , Frederick G. McLeod; Body as Moral Metaphor in Dante's Commedia, James Gaffney; Sex, Celibacy, and the Modern Self in Nineteenth-Century Germany, William Madges; Part II: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON CHRISTIANITY AND THE BODY; Christianity, Inc., Jill Raitt; Inkblots and Authenticity, William Loewe; Em-bodied Spirit/In-spired Matter: Against ech-Gnosticism, Gary Mann; The World as God's Body: Theological Ethics and Panentheism, William C. French; A Short Consideration of Sallie McFague's The Body of God, John P. McCarthy; The Body of God: A Feminist Response, Susan A. Ross; Part III: SPIRITUALITY AND THE BODY; Chronic Pain and Creative Possibility: A Psychological Phenomenon Confronts Theologies of Suffering, Pamela A. Smith; Rosemary Haughton on Spirituality and Sexuality, Joy Milos; Spirituality as an Academic Discipline: Reflections from Experience, Sandra Schneiders. Copublished with the College Theology Society.
The contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which religious experience is shaped by the new ethnic, national, and global contexts. Contents: Ethnicity and Nationality as Contexts for Religious Experience; 'Love the Stranger; Remember when you were Strangers in Egypt'; The Historical Relativity of Jesus' Experience of God; One Woman's Body: Repression and Expression in the Passio Perpetuae; Method in the Cur Deus Scandal: Shaking the Foundations?; Toward an Understanding of Prejudice: Contributions from Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Narrative; Ethnicity and Religious Experience in the Social Ethics of Gibson Winter; Philippine National Sovereignty and the U.S. Bases: An Ethical Analysis Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching; Parallels in Cultural and Individual Development; No Generic Spirituality: Ethnicity and the Spiritual Journey; Woman as Mediator of the Divine: Sor Juana's Celebration of Mary; Popular Religiosity and Sacramentality: Learning from Hispanics a Deeper Sense of Symbol, Ritual, and Sacrament; Ethnicity, Experience and Theology: An Asian Liberation Perspective; The Death of National Symbols: Roman Catholicism in Quebec; Being Church Today: Reflections on the Journey of the Church in Holland. Co-published with the College Theology Society.
The Struggle Over the Past contains essays on three facets of fundamentalist religion: its international character, its American Protestant form, and its appearance in Roman Catholicism. The papers range in methodological perspective from textual commentary, to history, to philosophical and theological argument. They are critical as well as descriptive. The papers that comprise this volume are written by leading scholars in the field: Islamicist John Esposito, R. Scott Appleby of the Fundamentalist Project, theologian Francis Fiorenza of Harvard Divinity School, William Dinges of Catholic University, Mary Jo Weaver of Indiana University, and Terrence Tilley of the Florida State University. Additional commentary by three noted scholars of American evangelical religion-Samuel Hill, Jr., E. Glenn Hinson, and Bernard Ramm-rounds out the examination of modern fundamentalism. Co-published with the College Theology Society.
It remains the case that economic ethics is still an underdeveloped specialization within the discipline of religious ethics. Contemporary commentators have lamented the still emergent status of economic ethics and recently some have begun to point out new directions for this area of moral reflection. Part of the problem has been the historical fact that not many religious ethicists have taken the time to acquire the required specialization competence in economics, economic theory, and history. Religion and Economic Ethics presents nineteen readings that illuminate the economic side of religious ethics. Contributions include: Economic Justice and the Common-wealth of Peoples, by Douglas Sturm; Economic Systems and the Sacramental Imagination, by Joseph La Barge; Common Moral and Religious Grounds for Uncommon Economic Times, by James F. Smurl; Liberation Theology and the Vatican, by Arthur F. McGovern. Co-published with the College Theology Society.
This collection of essays addresses questions of theology and its place in Catholic institutions of higher learning. The first part of the volume focuses on the character of theological reflection in light of specific historical examples. The second part probes the character of theological inquiry in ways appropriate to the contemporary university setting. In the third part, the contributors explore explicitly what function theology ought to fulfill in a university, and in the fourth part, the character of Catholic higher education is discussed. Co-published with the College Theology Society.
In his opening address to the Second Vatican Council, on October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII spoke of the Catholic Church 'raising the torch of religious truth.' Raising the Torch of Good News, the College Theology Society's 1986 Annual Publication, brings together a variety of scholars to consider the practical implications for the Catholic Church of Pope John XXIII's call for 'unity in diversity.' Co-published with the College Theology Society.
An Ecology of the Spirit is a major resource in current ecological thinking among religious writers. Distinguished scholars and writers in the fields of ecology, theology, religion, and ethics discuss many aspects of the environment and religion, concentrating on seven subject areas: The Influence of Christianity; Ecofeminism and Creation-Centered Spirituality; Moments in the Christian Tradition; Spirituality and Ecological Awareness; Ethics and Ecological Visions; Ecological Awareness in Eastern Religion; and Symbols, Myths, and Metaphors. Contributors: H. Paul Santmire, John A. Haught, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jay B. McDaniel, Matthew Fox, J. Patout Burns, Dennis Hamm, Maureen Tilley, Jonas Barciauskas, Eugene Bianchi, Dorothy A. Jacki, James A. Donahue, William French, William Grosnick, Christopher Chapple, Fred McLeod, and Sally Kenel. Co-published with the College Theology Society.