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In the Lógos of Love: Promise and Predicament in Catholic Intellectual Life

James L. Heft and Una M. Cadegan


This book contains chapters covering theology, history, law, and media studies of religion about the current situation and potential of Catholic intellectual life. Most of the chapters originated as presentations in a September 2013 conference but have been expanded and edited for this book. Their organizing idea is that Catholic intellectual work always occurs “in the lógos of love,” as described by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate. This description of truth opening and uniting minds offers rich possibilities for thinking about contemporary intellectual life. Topi ... More

Keywords: AIDS crisis, Catholic intellectual life, Caritas in Veritate, contraception, gender and sexuality, global Catholicism, legal education, mass media, modernity

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Heft, editor
Alton Brooks Professor of Religion; President, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, University of Southern California

Una M. Cadegan, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Dayton

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Fr. James L. Heft, SM and Una M. Cadegan

1 The Cliff and the Tower

Una M. Cadegan

2 Building Bridges

Miguel H. Diaz

3 Threnody or Spoliation?

Paul J. Griffiths

5 Breaking the Silence

Leslie Woodcock Tentler

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