To Promote Defend and Redeem

As expected , Shuster found few redeeming names . He did mention the now forgotten Frank Hamilton Spearman and Frances Tiernan ... educators and literary spokesmen who would play leading roles in the. 14 To Promote , Defend , and Redeem.

Author: Arnold Sparr

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313263914

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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The Catholic literary revival in America refers both to the impact of the modern resurgence in European Catholic thought and letters upon the American Church between 1920 and 1960, and to efforts by American Catholic leaders to induce a similar flowering in their own country. Sparr examines those areas of Catholic thought and culture that most concerned educated American Catholics, critics, and cultural leaders between 1920 and 1960: the renaissance in Catholic literary, theological, philosophical, and social thought; its application to modern problems; and the growth and development of the 20th century Catholic novel. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Founding Father

... articulate in defending the Church against her critics,” and believed that Catholicism could contribute to the redemption of the world.124 Nowhere was Wynne's desire to promote, defend, and redeem Catholicism more explicitly stated ...

Author: Michael F. Lombardo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004304529

Category: History

Page: 376

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In Founding Father, Michael F. Lombardo provides the first critical biography of John J. Wynne, S.J. (1859-1948), founding editor of the Catholic Encyclopedia and America, and vice-postulator for the canonization causes of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America and Kateri Tekakwitha.

Contending with Modernity

For Talbot, see Arnold Sparr, To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism 1920–1960 (Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1990), chap. 2. 19.

Author: Philip Gleason

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195098280

Category: Law

Page: 434

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A detailed history of Catholic higher education in the USA, which emphasizes the intellectual and institutional dimensions of the subject.

American Crusade

Halsey, The Survival of American Innocence; Sparr, To Promote, Defend, and Redeem. 14. For a discussion of anti-Catholicism during the “tribal twenties” see Dumenil, “The Tribal Twenties,” 21–49; Higham, Strangers in the Land, 291–95; ...

Author: David J. Endres

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498272049

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Perhaps no era in Christian history since the time of the apostles presented a greater challenge to the spread of faith than the twentieth century. The First World War in particular resulted in nearly disastrous losses for the world mission movement. Christian countries were engaged in fratricidal conflict, missionaries were forced to return to their homelands, and traditional sources of mission funding dried up. In response to the missions crisis, American Catholic youth devoted themselves to a program of "prayer, study, and sacrifice"--the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade. Beginning with less than fifty members, the movement grew to over one million youth, and worked to foster support for missionaries in the field, promote missionary vocations, and educate youth about the needs of the church throughout the world. In the course of their "crusade," the movement's youth were exposed the complexities and challenges of diverse religious, political, and cultural worlds, including illiteracy in rural America, communism in China and Eastern Europe, and famine and disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In light of this experience, as well as the Second Vatican Council's reformulation of the Catholic Church's approach to missions, by the late 1960s the movement began to question its goal of converting the world, leading to the Crusade's crisis of faith and eventually to its disbanding. By exploring the fascinating story of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade, this study offers new insights into the growth of the church amidst contemporary obstacles and historically non-Christian cultures, providing a bridge to understanding the current challenges to Christian globalization.

Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University

58. John Pick, “The Renascence in American Catholic Letters,” in The Catholic Renascence in aDisintegrating World, ed. Norman Weyand,S.J.(Chicago, IL: LoyolaUniversity Press, 1951), 157–182. Defend,and 59. Sparr, Promote, Redeem,13.

Author: K. Garcia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137031921

Category: Education

Page: 216

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There are currently no books on Catholic higher education that offer a theological foundation for academic freedom. This book presents a theologically grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, extends, and completes the prevailing secular understanding for Catholic higher education.

A Theology of Criticism

To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ... The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Four American Novelists.

Author: Michael P. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195333527

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The book explores the many ways that the theological work of Hans Urs von Balthasar provides the model, content and optic for demonstrating the credibility and range of a Catholic imagination.

In Search of an American Catholicism

... Promote , Defend , and Redeem : The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism , 1920-1960 ( New York : Greenwood Press , 1990 ) , 15-16 . 41. Frank Sheed , The Church and I ( Garden City ...

Author: Jay P. Dolan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195168852

Category: History

Page: 312

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For more than two hundred years American Catholics have struggled to reconcile their national and religious values. In this incisive and accessible account, distinguished Catholic historian Jay P. Dolan explores the way American Catholicism has taken its distinctive shape and follows how Catholics have met the challenges they have faced as New World followers of an Old World religion. Dolan argues that the ideals of democracy, and American culture in general, have deeply shaped Catholicism in the United States as far back as 1789, when the nation's first bishop was elected by the clergy (and the pope accepted their choice). Dolan looks at the tension between democratic values and Catholic doctrine from the conservative reaction after the fall of Napoleon to the impact of the Second Vatican Council. Furthermore, he explores grassroots devotional life, the struggle against nativism, the impact and collision of different immigrant groups, and the disputed issue of gender. Today Dolan writes, the tensions remain, as we see signs of a resurgent traditionalism in the church in response to the liberalizing trend launched by John XXIII, and also a resistance to the conservatism of John Paul II. In this lucid account, the unfinished story of Catholicism in America emerges clearly and compellingly, illuminating the inner life of the church and of the nation. In this lucid account, the unfinished story of Catholicism in America emerges clearly and compellingly, illuminating the inner life of the church and of the nation.

Journeys in Church History

... fashion is Arnold Sparr, To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism, 1920–1960 (Westport, CT, 1990). 51. The most relevant here are Philip Gleason, ...

Author: Nelson H. Minnich


ISBN: 9780813228341

Category: Church historians

Page: 135

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This collection of essays is taken from the pages of The Catholic Historical Review, the official organ of the American Catholic Historical Association and the only scholarly journal under Catholic auspices in the English-speaking world devoted to the history of the Universal Church. Journeys in Church History offers reflections from six leading contemporary church historians, who describe in their own words how they have come to practice their craft. They trace their family and educational backgrounds, the themes that attracted their attention, the challenges they encountered in researching them, the new methodologies they adopted to answer questions, and the reception given to their findings. They also tell of their experiences in the classroom, both as students and teachers, the difficulties they encountered in their careers due to prejudices based on gender or religion, and how the discipline of church history has changed over their lifetimes. Their often entertaining accounts will serve to inform and inspire fellow historians, both young and old. The contributors to this volume are: Elizabeth Clark, who pioneered studies of the role of women in the early Church. Caroline Bynum showed how Christians viewed gender and the human body. Jean Delumeau studies the religious attitudes (mentalit�) of the ordinaryfaithful and how these were shaped during the medieval and early modern periods. John W. O'Mally documents that Renaissance humanism was not pagan but profoundly Christian. The promotion of institutions of higher education under the auspices of the Catholic Church in America has been studied by J. Philip Gleason. Margaret Lavinia Anderson was among the first to use computers to analyze voting patterns in modern Germany and thus determine the influence of the Center Party.

Respectably Catholic and Scientific

To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism, 1920–1960. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Spiro, Jonathan Peter. Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, ...

Author: Alexander Pavuk

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813234311

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Examines the traditions of rational analysis and skeptical enquiry that fueled Catholic involvement with the science of evolution, eugenics, and birth control in the interwar period in the United States"--

The Shamrock and the Cross

Thorp, Catholic Novelists in Defense of Their Faith, 1829–1865, is a valuable historical account of Catholic writers ... periods is analyzed in Messbarger, Fiction with a Parochial Purpose, and in Sparr, To Promote, Defend, and Redeem.

Author: Eileen P. Sullivan

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268093037

Category: History

Page: 360

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In The Shamrock and the Cross: Irish American Novelists Shape American Catholicism, Eileen P. Sullivan traces changes in nineteenth-century American Catholic culture through a study of Catholic popular literature. Analyzing more than thirty novels spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1870s, Sullivan elucidates the ways in which Irish immigration, which transformed the American Catholic population and its institutions, also changed what it meant to be a Catholic in America. In the 1830s and 1840s, most Catholic fiction was written by American-born converts from Protestant denominations; after 1850, most was written by Irish immigrants or their children, who created characters and plots that mirrored immigrants’ lives. The post-1850 novelists portrayed Catholics as a community of people bound together by shared ethnicity, ritual, and loyalty to their priests rather than by shared theological or moral beliefs. Their novels focused on poor and working-class characters; the reasons they left their homeland; how they fared in the American job market; and where they stood on issues such as slavery, abolition, and women’s rights. In developing their plots, these later novelists took positions on capitalism and on race and gender, providing the first alternative to the reigning domestic ideal of women. Far more conscious of American anti-Catholicism than the earlier Catholic novelists, they stressed the dangers of assimilation and the importance of separate institutions supporting a separate culture. Given the influence of the Irish in church institutions, the type of Catholicism they favored became the gold standard for all American Catholics, shaping their consciousness until well into the next century.