Creed and Culture - Jesuit Studies of Pope John Paul II
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Saint Joseph's University Press
Date Published: 2004
Book Id: 10
245 pages + introduction and index | 10.25 x 7.25 inches
In the late 1980s a group of American and Canadian Jesuit scholars founded the John Paul II Jesuit Symposium. Its purpose is to sponsor scholarly discussion on the rich teaching of John Paul II. The Symposium is interdisciplinary, welcoming Jesuits from a variety of fields of inquiry: theology, philosophy, law, social science, physical science, fine arts, history, and literature. It is also pluralist in that it encourages debate on different interpretations of the meaning and pastoral implications of the pope's thought. The Symposium strives to place the scholarly resources of the Society of Jesus at the service of the papacy, which Jesuits have defended with particular fervor since their order's birth in the Catholic Reformation.
The major work of the Symposium has been the sponsorship of a biennial conference devoted to John Paul II's teaching. This volume is a collection of papers from two such conferences: that held in 1998 at Georgetown University on "Priesthood, Religion, and Culture in John Paul II," and the conference that took place in 2000 at Xavier University in Cincinnati on "Pope John Paul II on Faith, Culture, and the New Evangelization."
Editor Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., is chair and associate professor, Department of Philosophy at Fordham University.
Editor John J. Conley, S.J., is professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.
They are the editors of the book Prophecy and Diplomacy: The Moral Doctrine of John Paul II (Fordham University Press, 1999), a collection of papers from the 1994 and 1996 meetings of the John Paul II Jesuit Symposium held at Canisius College and Georgetown University, respectively.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Creed and Culture: An Introduction - John J. Conley, S.J. (Fordham University)
1. The Enrichment and Transmission of Faith in the Theology of John Paul II - Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J. (Fordham University)
Response: John Michael McDermott, S.J. (Pontifical College Josephinum)
2. John Paul II the Countercultural Pope - Martin R. Tripoli, S.J. (Saint Joseph's University)
Response: William S. Kurz, S.J. (Marquette University)
3. The Distant Country of John Paul II - Raymond Gawronski, S.J. (Marquette University)
4. A Critical Reading of Pope John Paul II's Understanding of Culture - John C. Haughey, S.J. (Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University)
5. The New Evangelization of American Intellectual Culture: Context, Resistances, and Strategies - Arthur R. Madigan, S.J. (LeMoyne College)
Response: Christopher M. Cullen, S.J. (Fordham University)
6. Pope John Paul II and the New Age Movement - Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. (Global Catholic Network, Birmingham AL)
7. John Paul II and Interreligious Dialogue - Joseph A. Bracken, S.J. (Xavier University)
Response: Earl Muller, S.J. (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit MI)
8. Karol Wojtyla, Artist; John Paul II, Theologian of Art - John J. Conley, S.J. (Fordham University)
Response: Dennis McNally, S.J. (Saint Joseph's University)
9. John Paul II on the Priesthood - Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J. (Fordham University)
Response: Lucien Longtin, S.J. (Jesuit Center, Wernersville PA)
10. The Desire for Fulfillment: Comments on an Issue Raised in the Letter to Families - Peter F. Ryan, S.J. (Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg MD)
11. Nature and Grace after the Baroque - Stephen Fields, S.J. (Georgetown University)
List of Contributors
"A miscellaneous volume such as this is challenging to evaluate, […] some studies have a greater thematic interest than others and […] the questions treated are better formulated and analyzed by some authors more than others. But all can agree that this book should be considered as valuable contribution to understanding the dual theme of creed and culture in the thought of the recently deceased pope."
M. Sánchez, Communio (Spanish edition)
"Given the intellectual caliber of the authors of the essays in this volume, it is assured that this book will contribute to the knowledge of the thought of John Paul II on the relationship of faith and culture."
C. García, Revista Studium
"This book originates with a group of North American Jesuit scholars who founded the John Paul II Jesuit Symposium in the late 1980s. […] This collection is a thoughtful presentation of key aspects of the teaching of John Paul II, enhanced not just by the range of disciplines from which the participants come, but also by their different interpretations of the value and significance of his teaching. Published before the death of John Paul, it is a helpful contribution towards an assessment of his legacy."
Gerry O'Hanlon, S.J., The Way