Tag Archives: Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Canonization in America

Canonization may be fundamentally about holiness, but it is never only about holiness.  In the U.S., it was often about the ways in which Catholics defined, defended, and celebrated their identities as Americans. On Oct. 11, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director … Continue reading

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Bible Nation

Professor Candida Moss of the University of Birmingham in the UK will present the inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Titled “Bible Nation: Hobby Lobby, Scripture, and … Continue reading

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Dorothy Day’s granddaughter

Writer Kate Hennessy, the youngest grandchild of Catholic social activist Dorothy Day, will speak on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hennessy is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty (Scribner, 2017), a reflective, heartfelt, and … Continue reading

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The roots of Trumpism

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Alan Wolfe, the founding director of the Boisi Center on Religion and American Public Life and professor of political science, will give an address on “The Roots of Trumpism” on Mar. 22 at 7:00 pm in Fulton Hall, … Continue reading

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International adoptions in America

Although international adoption has become a commonplace practice in the United States, many Americans know very little about how or why it began. On Mar. 1 at noon at the Boisi Center, Associate Professor of History Arissa Oh, author of … Continue reading

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Book reviews in Commonweal

A recent issue of the magazine Commonweal features book reviews by two members of the Boston College community. Canisius Professor James F. Keenan, S.J., director of the Jesuit Institute, reviewed American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order … Continue reading

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Slavery and the making of American capitalism

The expansion of slavery in the decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States, which seized control of the world market for cotton and became a wealthy nation with global influence. Edward Baptist, a professor … Continue reading

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