• The essays in this volume, in different ways, invite the reader to consider Catholic identity not only in terms of who we are but what are we for? To be sure, identity and mission are deeply interconnected but offer different starting points for reflection on formation.The authors of this volume, working in Catholic higher education, elementary and secondary education, Catholic social services and pastoral ministries—articulate a number of challenges when it comes to formation around Catholic identity.How does the Catholic identity of a college or university enter into the curriculum and institutional practices of a community?How does Catholic identity contribute to the training and self-understanding of educators in elementary and secondary schools?How does an organization inspire and empower the laity into leadership?At the heart of these questions is the challenge of building the common good within the Church and for the world.
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  • American Catholic universities and colleges are wrestling today with how to develop in ways that faithfully serve their mission in Catholic higher education without either secularizing or becoming sectarian. Major challenges are faced when trying to simultaneously build and sustain excellence in undergraduate teaching, strengthen faculty research and publishing, and deepen the authentically Catholic character of education. This book uses the particular case of the University of Notre Dame to raise larger issues, to make substantive proposals, and thus to contribute to a national conversation affecting all Catholic universities and colleges in the United States (and perhaps beyond) today. Its arguments focus particularly on challenging questions around the recruitment, hiring, and formation of faculty in Catholic universities and colleges.In an increasingly secularized culture, where institutions can be tempted to ignore or sideline their Catholic identity, Professors Smith and Cavadini offer a striking, rich, and alternative vision.--Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop, Fort Wayne-South BendFully embracing the ambitious goal of Notre Dame's president to create first-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, all rooted intellectually in Catholicism, Christian Smith spells out why it is very difficult to achieve all three . . . As difficult as it is to reach that goal, Smith suggests a way forward.--James L. Heft, President, Institute for Advanced Catholic StudiesBuilding Catholic Hig...
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  • This book studies the representation of identity politics in the Indian Tamil film Kannathil Muthamittal, which deals with the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict. Drawing on the influential role of cinema in politics on the Indian subcontinent, and the perceived shared identity of the Tamil communities in Sri Lanka and India, the book researches the film in relation to the conflict. It discusses the differences in conception of the Indian Tamil identity and the Sri Lankan Tamil identity (in the film), and argues that the Indian Tamil is represented as politically and culturally superior and more empowered than the Sri Lankan Tamil. Using existing literature on identity formation and the socio-cultural history of Tamil identities of Sri Lanka and India as a reference point, the representation of the two Tamil identities in the film are analysed.
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  • The spiritual formation of young people can often focus on encouraging their personal spiritual practices, and perhaps linking them to a local youth group. While both are important, Networks for Faith Formation argues that a far wider set of relationships are needed to help faith grow. The aim of Networks for Faith Formation is to describe and commend eight key networks, relational bonds that nurture and nourish faith. The eight networks are ""bedroom practices"" (personal faith), church, family, friends, mentors, small groups, events and gatherings, and mission and service. The description of each network draws on biblical studies, practical theology, and the social sciences, and practical ideas for helping young people engage with such networks are included throughout the book.In a context where some overlook the complexity of spiritual formation, Networks for Faith Formation is an important resource for church leaders, youth ministers, and parents seeking to help young people grow in faith. Since relational bonds are key for people of any age, it can also help all within the church understand the need for relationships in spiritual growth.""Steven Emery-Wright and Ed Mackenzie helpfully cast a vision for congregational youth ministry featuring relational networks--at home, at church, among friends, utilizing mentors, small groups, events, and missional opportunities. There is no more important task for the Church in our day than the creation of thes...
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  • A volume in Research on Religion and EducationSeries Editors Stephen J. Denig, Niagara Universityand Lyndon G. Furst, Andrews UniversityCatholic Higher Education in the 1960s is a series of cases that describes and analyzesthe transitions made by representative Catholic institutions in their attempts to updatetheir governance structures and maintain their Catholic identity in the midst of the post-Vatican II era. This book will be of interest to historians of education and Catholiceducation; to administrators and faculty in Catholic schools and in other religious-basedinstitutions that seek to understand the dynamic of balancing their religious identitywith their attempts at "reading the signs of the times."
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  • To what degree is Wesleyan theology part of the church's catholic witness? This book explores this question from a number of angles and goes on to embody some of these possibilities in conversation with other major traditions and figures within the Christian church. Overall, the volume shows that Wesleyan theology does draw from and can contribute to conversations related to the catholic Christian witness.""Methodists may be better known for their commitment to apostolic mission than to catholic doctrine. Yet, Wesley cared deeply about both, and this book calls those who follow in his steps to do the same. These essays install a wide-angle lens on Wesleyan theological vision, so that the People called Methodist might behold their true location within the Church catholic, serving the renewal of a Wesleyan way, strengthening the connections between theology and practice, doctrine and discipline.""--Jeffrey Conklin-Miller, ThD, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, E. Stanley Jones Assistant Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Christian Formation, Royce and Jane Reynolds Teaching Fellow, Duke University Divinity School""Embodying Wesley's Catholic Spirit offers both internal and external insights into Wesleyan catholicity--perspectives on both the Wesleyan tradition itself and the way in which Wesleyan theology intersects with other branches of the Christian family. Its contributors locate John Wesley and Wesleyan thought within the great ...
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  • The aim of the book is to reexamine Baptist theology and practice in the light of the contemporary biblical, theological, ecumenical and missiological context, drawing on historical and contemporary writings and issues. It is not a study in denominationalism but rather seeks to revision historical insights from the believers' church tradition for the sake of Baptists and other Christians in the context of the modernpostmodern context.
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  • Catholic elementary school principals, speaking out in a major nationwide survey, report faithfulcommitments alongside acute challenges in the operation of their schools, and they identify financialmanagement, marketing, Catholic identity, enrollment management and long-range planning as theirschools' top five areas of need.The study, completed by the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education and its MaryAnn Remick Leadership Program, is a rare, comprehensive glimpse of these principals' views on whatthey need in order to do their jobs better and how they describe the state of Catholic education today."It is difficult to read the responses of Catholic school principals in this study and not sense both their commitment to this ministry and theoverwhelming responsibilities that are associated with it," say the authors of "Leadership Speaks: A National Survey of Catholic Primary SchoolPrincipals." They paint a picture of many principals as faith-filled individuals confronting unusually challenging expectations, worthy of new forms ofsupport, such as their own national association.The study provides enormous amounts of data describing today's Catholic school principals and outlining their views, and the authors conclude withfour recommendations:• Develop "new models of governance for Catholic elementary schools" that shift the panoply of principal responsibilities "into a moremanageable and realistic position descriptio...
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  • European Media provides a clear, concise account of the structures, dynamics and realities of the changing face of media in Europe. It offers a timely and illuminating appraisal of the issues surrounding the development of new media in Europe and explores debates about the role of the media in the formation of a European public sphere and a European identity. The book argues that Europe offers an ideal context for examining interactions between global, regional and national media processes and its individual chapters consider: the changing structure of the European media; the development of new media; the Europeanization of the media in the region; the challenges for the content; and audiences. Special emphasis is given to the transformation of political communication in Europe and the alleged emergence of a European public sphere and identity. European Media: Structures, Politics and Identity is an invaluable text for courses on media and international studies as well as courses dealing with European and national policy studies. It is also helpful to students, researchers and professionals in the media sector since it combines hard facts with theoretical insight.
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  • A volume in Research on Religion and EducationSeries Editors: Larry Burton and Anthony J. DosenThe administration of Pre K - 12 Catholic schools becomes more challenging each year. Catholic school leadersnot only have the daunting task of leading a successful learning organization, but also to serve as the schoolcommunity's spiritual leader and the vigilant steward who keeps the budget balanced, the building clean, andmaintaining a healthy enrollment in the school. Each of these tasks can be a full time job, yet the Catholic schoolprincipal takes on these tasks day after day, year after year, so that teachers may teach as Jesus did.The goal of this book is to provide both beginning and seasoned Catholic school leaders with some insights thatmight help them to meet these challenges with a sense of confidence. The words in this text provide research‐based approaches for dealing withissues of practice, especially those tasks that are not ordinarily taught in educational leadership programs. This text helps to make sense of thepastoral side of Catholic education, in terms of structures, mission, identity, curriculum, and relationships with the principal's varied constituencies.It also provides some insights into enrollment management issues, finances and development, and the day in day out care of the organization and itshome, the school building.As a Catholic school leader, each must remember that the Catholic school is not just another educational option. The Catholic s...
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  • Identity Development of College Students Building off the foundational work of Erik Erikson and Arthur Chickering, Identity Development of College Students adds broad and innovative research to describe contemporary perspectives of identity development at the intersection of context, personal characteristics, and social identities. The authors employ different theoretical perspectives to explore the nature of context—how it both influences and is influenced by multiple social identities. Each chapter includes discussion and reflection questions and activities for individual or small group work. Praise for Identity Development of College Students «Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abes have provided us with a comprehensive and beautifully written overview of the evolution of identity development theory. This book reads like a novel while at the same time conveying important ideas, critical analysis, and cutting-edge research that will enhance student affairs practice.» —NANCY J. EVANS, professor, Student Affairs Program, School of Education, Iowa State University «The authors masterfully present a holistic, integrative, and multi-dimensional approach to the identity development of todays college student. This text should be required reading for those engaged in research and practice in the areas of student affairs, counseling, higher education, and cultural studies.» —SHARON KIRKLAND-GORDON, director, Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park «Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abess work is ground-breaking—charting new scholarly territory and making one of the most significant contributions to identity literature in many years. Building on contemporary and traditional theoretical foundations, Jones and Abes offer new models of identity development essential for understanding a diversity of college students.» —MARYLU K. MCEWEN, associate professor emerita, University of Maryland, College Park
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  • Inspired by the ressourcement theology of Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Pope Benedict XVI, LIFE IN THE TRINITY is a modest attempt to advance a neo-patristic synthesis crucial to the renewal of the Catholic Faith in our times. Drawing on the early Church Fathers, as well as the personalism of Pope John Paul II, LIFE IN THE TRINITY presents Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the source, goal, and archetype of human love, and the wellspring of liturgical worship. It furnishes us with a Catholic vision of communion and deification, inspiring hope for the 21st century.
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  • The purpose of this book is to provide student affairs professionals who work at Catholic colleges and universitiesa tool for reflection and dialogue on difficult issues they face on their campuses. It is intended to be used instaff development sessions, in training sessions with student leaders and resident assistants, and in master's levelstudent affairs preparation programs at Catholic colleges and universities. This book is the next step in a series ofprojects that began in the early 1990s after the publication by the Vatican of the apostolic constitution Ex CordeEcclesiae. This book is a collection of case studies that focus on particular issues related to Catholic identity thatare faced by student affairs professionals who work at Catholic colleges and universities. By its very nature, thefocus on the difficult issues we face is a limitation. The editors in no way wish to imply that Catholic identity isonly about problems. Previous research and experience clearly indicates those who work at Catholic institutionsunderstand and embrace the opportunities that this environment provides for them. But as Schaller and Boyle(2006) indicated, there is a need for dialogue around the difficult issues that we face. The editors believe that abook of case studies is particularly helpful because it allows a staff to discuss problems at fictionalized universitiesand then ask themselves, "What would we do here?"The editors solicited cases using a mailing list provided by the...
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  • Examine the structure and context of identity development in a number of different countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy, China, and Japan. While some identity development proceeds in much the same way across national contexts, this issue suggests that there are important nuances in the ways in which identity unfolds in each country. Macrocultural forces, such as permissiveness in Sweden, collective guilt in Germany, and filial piety in China, direct the identity development process in important ways. Expectations regarding obligations and ties to family also direct the identity development process differently in many of the countries included in this volume—such as extended co-residence with parents in Italy, lifelong obligations to follow parents wishes in China, and democratic independence in Sweden. The various countries are compared and contrasted against the United States, where much of the early identity research was conducted. The volume also reviews specific identity challenges facing immigrant and ethnic-minority individuals in countries that receive large numbers of immigrants—Germany, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy—and suggests many future directions for identity research in various parts of the world. This is the 138th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
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  • Examine the structure and context of identity development in a number of different countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy, China, and Japan. While some identity development proceeds in much the same way across national contexts, this issue suggests that there are important nuances in the ways in which identity unfolds in each country. Macrocultural forces, such as permissiveness in Sweden, collective guilt in Germany, and filial piety in China, direct the identity development process in important ways. Expectations regarding obligations and ties to family also direct the identity development process differently in many of the countries included in this volume—such as extended co-residence with parents in Italy, lifelong obligations to follow parents wishes in China, and democratic independence in Sweden. The various countries are compared and contrasted against the United States, where much of the early identity research was conducted. The volume also reviews specific identity challenges facing immigrant and ethnic-minority individuals in countries that receive large numbers of immigrants—Germany, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy—and suggests many future directions for identity research in various parts of the world. This is the 138th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
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  • Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego: A History of Service and Education for Catholic Youth shares the rich history of Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Diego. The book delves into the growth of Catholic education from its earliest inception in the 1700s through the modern era. The book engages in a deep examination of the orders of religious sisters who served in Catholic schools and includes a detailed look at every Catholic K-8 school, high school, and university in the diocese's history.
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  • There is nothing better than a Christian secure in their identity in Christ and grounded in their calling to Christ. This third season of spiritual formation is about aim. It is the season of midlife where Christians can slay the “warlords of waste” with Gospel intentionality in order to make their greatest contribution to the kingdom of Christ. In this book, Dr. Bob Smart helps those in midlife discover their God-given aim for Christ so that their last season of spiritual formation is a rich legacy from Christ.
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  • How does one develop a space for one's children free from the worst aspects of the surrounding culture? How to foster a spiritual life where children can develop a vision of God, themselves, and the world, and an approach to Him through prayer and the habits of daily life? Mary Reed Newland, in We and Our Children, here offers wise counsel on making the home a domestic church for the raising of Catholic children in holiness, truth, and the Christian virtues. All things central to a child's life - play, work, school, creative activity, family responsibilities, prayer, the sacraments, and the Mass - are shown to be occasions for encouraging a spiritual outlook and the formation of sound Catholic habits. Here is an inspiring and common-sense guide to help all Catholic parents develop the spiritual and moral character of their children.
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  • This special issue addresses the construction of ethnic identity among international transracial adoptees, which typically involve the placement of Black, Asian, Hispanic, or Multiracial children with White parents. International transracial adoptees, similar to immigrants, navigate a cultural and ethnic context other than their birth culture. However, they are unique in that they navigate these experiences within families who don’t share their cultural, ethnic, and racial background. Critical questions emerge about the construction and development of their ethnic identity. These questions include the role that transracial adoptive parents play in providing cultural socialization (exposure to children’s birth culture); the impact of culture camps designed to provide cultural socialization in the context of peers; the intersection of adoptive identity and ethnic identity and youth adjustment; whether relations between ethnic identity and adjustment are linear or curvilinear; the role of bicultural identity integration as a link between ethnic identity and pscyhosocial adjustment; and ethnic identity processes among internationally transracially adopted young adults who mentor younger adoptees from similar cultures. These questions are addressed in this special issue in a collection of studies that examine ethnic identity among diverse international transracial adoptees, at different ages, adopted into two countries and using differing sample sizes and methodologies. International transracial adoptive families represent a microcosm of the growing international, transracial, and transethnic social transactions taking place in this diverse world. The collective findings in this special issue about the multidimensionality of ethnic identity and its intersectionality with other identities across developmental eras not only enhance knowledge about identity development among international transracial adoptees, but also expand understanding about identity development in general. This is the 150th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
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  • Preparation for apostolic life appears in the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus as an engaging and demanding experience. It is driven by the desire to attach oneself to Christ who is active in our world today. St Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century provided a refreshingly original vision of religious formation. He conceived vocation as "a pathway to God", a dynamic of spiritual and human growth that unfolds in an ever deepening relationship with God.How can the originality of the powerful Ignatian vision become effective today? How do successive formation environments provide support and challenge at each stage? How can social, intellectual and other human capacities develop in a way that they enhance a dynamic of growth and integration into an apostolic body? The distance between reading a medieval text and facing contemporary challenges in religious formation can be daunting. Yet the tension between traditional concepts and contemporary insights, between letter and Spirit, between the universal and the individual becomes a source of unexpected fecundity in the life of those who actually begin to make progress on the Ignatian pathway to God.This book is for those who are passionate about the viability of religious life in a contemporary world.
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  • Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2009 in the subject African Studies, University of Nigeria (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), language: English, abstract: This paper focuses on the socio-political and economic issues involved in the production of oil producing and non-oil producing communities as categories of identification in Nigeria. Using Ilaje people of Ondo State as a case, this paper, through qualitative methods of study, examines the factors of history, elite politics, and the state in identity formulation and the effects which the construction of the "other" among a supposed homogeneous group has on the existing forms of social relationship. It is established from the study that though the advantage of the oil producing community identity is utilized to attain political and economic height, the identity remains subordinate to a much larger and inclusive Ilaje identity. Generally, this paper is a reflection on how identity is manipulated even in the local context to suit competition for resources. It discusses the cultural creation of space and its hegemonization in quest of making exclusive and optimum advantage of resource in the space. The paper concludes that even when the spatial differentiation is yet to generate any remarkable conflict, the feelings of "oneness" appears to have been sufficiently weakened.
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  • American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ; and Katherine Eleanor Conway, a Boston editor, public figure, and antisuffragist. Cummings uses each woman's story to explore how debates over Catholic identity were intertwined with the renegotiation of American gender roles.
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