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John T. McGreevy: American Jesuits and the World

How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global

Date of Lecture: November 29, 2016

John McGreevyAbout the Speaker: John T. McGreevy serves as the I. A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of “Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North,” published in 1996, and “Catholicism and American Freedom: A History,” published in 2003, which explores the profound and largely unexamined role of Catholicism in America's political and intellectual life.

About the Talk: McGreevy draws from his new book, "American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global" (Princeton University Press, 2016). He uses the example of an exiled Swiss Jesuit in Maine in the mid-19th century to place Jesuits at the center of the conflict between Catholics and liberal nationalists. His talk is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.