Deep Down Things : Essays on Catholic Culture
Deep Down Things explores common threads that characterize Catholicism. The contributors look successively at Catholic culture and everyday life of the parish and of work, Catholic culture and the imaginative life of poets and fiction writers, and Catholic culture and postmodern life where individual conscience, skepticism, and relativism challenge Church authority and faith itself. They do so while looking for foundational components that persist and comprise a culture that Catholics recognize regardless of their diverse ethnicities, geographic locations, or historical epochs. The authors of this collection have aimed to inspire both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, inside and outside the academic community, to deepen their own knowledge and appreciation of the Christian tradition generally and Catholic culture particularly. They hope to encourage sincere and open dialogue about Catholic culture (in the best tradition of Catholic thought) both to further the inquiry after truth and to enhance fruitful reflection upon Catholic culture and its contributions over time and across cultures.
- Electronic book text | 206 pages
- 28 Aug 2008
- Lexington Books
- MD, United States
About Joseph A Cirincione
Joseph A. Cirincione is professor of English at Rockhurst University.