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

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 03/10/2013
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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.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810888517
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 239 x 160 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This lively and timely collection revisits in contemporary contexts the long-standing debate around the catholicity of Catholic traditions. -- Ruth Vanita, author of Sappho and the Virgin Mary
This is a book that broadens narrow religious horizons steeped in the twilight of the culture wars, developing fresh appreciations for faith in its various manifestations in literature, film, politics, and everyday life. -- Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, SMU; author of Christ And Empire
Frustrating traditional divisions between scholarly disciplines, high and low culture, spiritual and sensual, academic and subjective, DiPaolo's writing is personal in voice and form. To read DiPaolo is to engage with a sharp mind and a quick wit, to be startled and to see differently. -- Katherine Brown Downey, author of Perverse Midrash
DiPaolo has brought together unlikely contributors and ideas to foster dialogue and invites the reader to join in the fun is vividly displayed in his confessional preface. The book raises the possibilities for Catholic faith and thought suggested by Catholic fiction. * Rsr *

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