Curran vs. Catholic University: A Study of Authority and Freedom in Conflict

By Larry Witham
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12.58 Hours 05/01/1992 unabridged
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This book recounts the quintessential conflict between an American theologian and the Vatican. The Curran case framed an era, from 1965 to 1990, and left behind unresolved questions about authority and freedom in the Catholic Church today. Larry Witham uses the fast-paced narrative of a journalist to recreate this era, weaving biography, history, and theology together with courtroom drama. This book covers the life and times of Charles Curran, moral theology, Catholic higher education, academic freedom, and finally, the unprecedented trial that brought cardinals and theologians to the witness stand.

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Summary

Summary

This book recounts the quintessential conflict between an American theologian and the Vatican. The Curran case framed an era, from 1965 to 1990, and left behind unresolved questions about authority and freedom in the Catholic Church today.

Larry Witham uses the fast-paced narrative of a journalist to recreate this era, weaving biography, history, and theology together with courtroom drama. This book covers the life and times of Charles Curran, moral theology, Catholic higher education, academic freedom, and finally, the unprecedented trial that brought cardinals and theologians to the witness stand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A full and balanced account of a case that made recent history, this book gives a feast of information on moral theology, church discipline, and academic freedom. Without oversimplifying, Witham presents complex issues with the verve of a skilled reporter.” Avery Dulles, SJ

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Author

Author Bio: Larry Witham

Larry Witham’s reports on science and religion have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, and Christian Century, and he is the author of five books, including Where Darwin Meets the Bible (Oxford). He and his wife and son live in Maryland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English