Lecture: James Chappel on Sex, Capitalism, and the Making of Modern Catholicism

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Drawing on his recent book, “Catholic Modern” (Harvard University Press, 2018), James Chappel, the Hunt Family Assistant Professor of History at Duke University, describes the transformation of the Catholic Church in the 20th century. In 1900, the Church stood squarely against everything we might call "modern": democracy, women's rights, and so on. By 2000, this had almost entirely changed. How did this happen, and why? The answer will involve sex, economic depression, fascism, Communism, and war. The lecture will primarily be historical, but it will include reflections on the papacy of Pope Francis and the future of the global institution par excellence in a rapidly transforming global order.

This lecture is presented by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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