Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies

Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies

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Hardcover, Scarecrow Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780810888517, ISBN10 0810888513
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Hardcover, Scarecrow Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780810888517, ISBN10 0810888513

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Hardcover, Scarecrow Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780810888517, ISBN10 0810888513

During the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church went through a period of liberal reform under the stewardship of Popes John XXIII and Paul VI. Successive popes sharply reversed course, enforcing conservative ideological values and silencing progressive voices in the Church. Consequently, those Catholics who had embraced the spirit of Vatican II were left feeling adrift and betrayed. In Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna, scholars of literature, film, religion, history, and sociology delve into this conflict and historically similar ones through the examination of narratives by and about rebellious Catholics. Essays in Unruly Catholics explore how renowned Catholic literary figures Dante Alighieri, Oscar Wilde, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Gerard Manley Hopkins dealt with the disparities between their personal beliefs and the Church s official teachings. Contributors also suggest how controversial entertainers such as Madonna, Kevin Smith, Michael Moore, and Stephen Colbert practice forms of Catholicism perhaps worthy of respect. Most pointedly, Unruly Catholics addresses the recent sex abuse scandals, considers the possibility that the Church might be reformed from within, and presents three iconic figures Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and C.S. Lewis as models of compassionate and reformist Christianity.

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Number of Pages: 180
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Dipaolo, Marc
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publication Date: October, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780810888517
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0810888513
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