James Joyce's famous description of the Roman Church, 'Here Comes Everybody,' may have presaged the developing Catholic Studies programs in U.S. Catholic higher education. Some of these essays were first delivered as lectures in the 'Here Comes Everybody' series to inaugurate the establishment of the Braegelman Program of Catholic Studies at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. The authors gathered here begin to suggest something of the depth and breadth of the living Catholic Intellectual Tradition. They are leading the way in new and important discussions. These programs are about more than Catholic institutions exploring and asserting their identity. Surely those involved seek rigorous engagement with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, examining religious ideas and ideals, and participating in the study of Catholic thought and culture. They seek dialogue with Catholics of all mindsets, with Christians from other denominations, believers from other faith traditions and all who seek the truth.
Publisher: University Press of America