Thursday, October 13, 2005

Eugene McCarraher



Academic Homepage

His Dissertation

Joel Garver turned me onto a great article through his post "mccarraher on the enchantments of mammon." For those that would like to read the entire article (33 pages), contact me via email. It's a dense read (McCarraher is no light-weight), but it's very, very good. Ontologically speaking, it goes straight to the heart of the very serious problems with capitalism in response to the whole Neocon argument in favor of it. The above mentioned article is a must-read.

Another article related to this topic is as follows:
Mammon's Deady Grin: The New Gospel of Wealth and the Old Gospel of Life

tNP - Christian Intellectuals, Embedded and Otherwise

Professor scorns Novak's reversal of views - controversy over views on capitalism between Michael Novak and Eugene MaCarraher

FTs - Controversial Engagements by Michael Novak
On March 19, 1998, the young social historian Eugene McCarraher delivered a portion of his doctoral thesis as a lecture at the Cushwa Center of the University of Notre Dame. His subject was Michael Novak, "The Technopolitan Catholic." Though the lecture was highly critical of Novak’s work...
Catholic social teaching and the American experience - McCarraher, Novak, & others (bad printer-friendly link)

Commonweal - You Catholic? Here’s how to vote by Mary Jo Bane, Eugene McCarraher, & George Weigel

Commonweal - Theology at the barricades. This article is a great overview of the major thinkers in the Radical Orthodoxy camp.

Commonweal - 'The Long Loneliness' at 50

Is It Worth Paying to Cut to the Head of the Line? Locke squares off against Aquinas in the fast lane.

Restore All Things in Thomas? American Catholic intellectuals in the Progressive era

Eugene McCarraher, "'An Industrial Marcus Aurelius': Corporate Humanism, Management Theory, and Social Selfhood, 1908-1956"

History and the Revolution...

Marxists for Christ

In These Times Archives

Syllabus for American Religious History - a great resource for authors and books to read...

Older related posts include the following:

SMILE WHEN YOU SAY 'LAITY'

Read below, this quote should put a smile on all of my Neocon friends :-)
I take it on socialist and Catholic principles of ‘solidarity’ that we should reduce in every way we can the ability of the wealthy both to control and degrade the non-wealthy — in this case by visibly asserting their ability to exempt themselves from rules and conventions — and to erode the sense of commonality which is essential to any flourishing democracy. - Eugene McCarraher, history professor, Villanova University, on new ways in which the wealthy can pay to avoid lines
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