By examining the College Theology Society's publications and discussions, this book traces the remarkable developments in theology, especially among Catholics, from 1954 to 2004. Readers can consider the influences of historical-critical biblical studies, Christian existentialism, transcendental Thomism, Marxist social analysis, second-wave feminism, among many others. Producing this scholarship is a new academic persona, the college or university theologian, whose influence on the twentieth-century U.S. Catholic community is greatly contributing to America's burgeoning knowledge industry.
Sandra Yocum Mize, Ph.D., is chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Dayton. Mize received her doctorate in historical theology at Marquette University. Her research and publications focus on a variety of areas in U.S. Catholic life and thought from the nineteenth century to the present.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: A Society of Their Own (1953-1964) Chapter 3 Chapter 2: College Theology as Academic Discipline (1923-1964) Chapter 4 Chapter 3: The CTS (1965-1974) Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Theology as Liberation, Revolution, Freedom (1965-1974) Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Defining Membership, Defending Members of the College Theology Society (1975-1984) Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Hermeneutical Circle: Location! Location! Location! (1975-1984) Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Maintaining Identity, Drawing Boundaries, Fighting Battles (1985-1994) Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Theology in Local and Global Perspective (1985-1994) Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Negotiating the Golden Years (1995-2004) Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Nos Quedamos (1995-2004) Chapter 12 Conclusion