Books and Culture
From editors Michael J. Lacey and Francis Oakley, a sober assessment of contemporary Catholicism.
Gerald O'Collins argues that frequent pauses for thought will allow God to clarify our hearts' desires.
Roddy Doyle's new stories about aging are not excessively grim or whiny.
'The Mighty Macs' uses the microcosm of a women's basketball team to explore the zeitgeist of the 1970s.
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on pilgrimages, families ties and the creation of their newest film.
In the October 24 issue of America, T. Howland Sanks looks at "The Changing Face of Theology." "Theology mediates between faith and culture," he writes. "Therefore, as the cultural context changes, so does theology. And in the last 40 years the social, cultural and historical context has changed dramatically." To illustrate the expansion of theology, Fr. Sanks offers a sample of recent dissertation topics in the field. Here we add a few titles to his list. To browse other dissertation topics visit the Web sites of Boston College, Notre Dame or Marquette University (pdf). "Love and Option for the Poor: Reframing the Moral Dimension of the US Immigration Debate"