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Catholics in the Vatican II Era Local Histories of a Global Event | Edited by Kathleen Sprows Cummings,Timothy Matovina, Robert A. Orsi

Author: Allison Collins

Catholics In Vatican Ii

Debates about the meaning of Vatican II and its role in modern Catholic and global history have largely focused on close theological study of its authoritative documents. This volume of newly commissioned essays contends that the historical significance of the council is best examined where these messages encountered the particular circumstances of the modern world: in local dioceses around the world. Each author examines the social, political, and domestic circumstances of a diocese, asking how they produced a distinctive lived experience of the Council and its aftermath. How did the Council change relationships and institutions? What was it like for laymen and women, for clergy, for nuns, for powerful first-world dioceses and for those in what we now know as the global south? A comparative reading of these chapters affords insights into these dimensions of Vatican II, and will spark a new generation of research into the history of twentieth-century Catholicism as both international and local. Read More

Creation ex nihilo Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges | Edited by Gary A. Anderson and Markus Bockmuehl

Author: Garay A. Anderson

P03385

The phrase “creation ex nihilo” refers to the primarily Christian notion of God’s creation of everything from nothing. Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challengespresents the findings of a joint research project at Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame in 2014–2015. The doctrine of creation ex nihilo Read More

Are faith and science compatible?

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Gold Mass 250

The inaugural Gold Mass and lecture at the University of Notre Dame was held on Nov. 15, 2017, the feast day of Saint Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists. The events, a campus-wide collaboration among several colleges, centers and institutes, drew hundreds. Read More