Catholicism and Historical Narrative: A Catholic Engagement by Kevin Schmiesing

By Kevin Schmiesing

Stories in regards to the previous form not just the best way humans take into consideration historical past, but additionally the way in which they act within the current. Nowhere is that this more true than within the sector of faith, which has been and remains to be a strong motivating strength within the lives of billions all over the world. during this quantity, Catholicism and old Narrative: A Catholic Engagement with ancient Scholarship, contributors discover the best way tales are built and exhibit how a spotlight on Catholic figures and matters demanding situations universal understandings of significant ancient episodes and eras.

Editor Kevin Schmiesing has accumulated a unique crew of students who, in numerous methods, name into query traditional tale strains by means of highlighting formerly missed Catholic rules and participants. outfitted on plentiful proof and using willing perception, each one essay is the results of state-of-the-art learn in fields starting from ancient examine on Puritan New England and the antebellum South to the heritage of abortion to the twentieth-century papacy.

Students and students of spiritual historical past, Catholic historians, and an individual attracted to the intersection of faith and background will all locate right here a lot to interest—and perhaps even surprise—in the chapters' arguments about the deficiencies of history's dominant narratives. The volume's specialise in the heritage of Catholics within the usa makes it crucial studying for somebody trying to comprehend where of Catholicism within the American tale.

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