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Spirituality in America: Selected Sources*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 September 2014

William L. Portier*
Affiliation:
Mount Saint Mary's College

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Sources of American Spirituality, 23 Vols. (New York: Paulist, 1984-93).

References

1 Marty, Martin E., “American Religious History in the Eighties: A Decade of Achievement,” Church History 62 (09 1993): 335–77, 376.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

2 Farina's account of why spirituality is preferable to religion or mysticism appears more indebted to marketing strategies and considerations than to any theoretical position on the meaning of the term. See the summary of Farina's paper, The Study of ‘Spirituality’ in North America: Some Problems and Opportunities,” CTSA Proceedings 40 (1985): 194–95.Google Scholar For such a theoretical discussion, see Schneiders, Sandra M. I.H.M., “Spirituality in the Academy,” Theological Studies 50/4 (1989): 676–97.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

3 On the Rauschenbusch volume, see O'Neill, Charles S.J., in Gregorianum 67 (1986): 190–92Google Scholar, and Leonard, Bill J. in Review and Expositor 85 (Spring 1988): 367–68CrossRefGoogle Scholar and 84 (Spring 1987): 339-40 on Channing.

4 See Schlotzhauer, Wesley Jr., in Church History, 55 (12 1986): 543;CrossRefGoogle ScholarDavis, Kortright in Journal of Religious Thought 43/2 (19861987): 9192;Google ScholarJohnson, Carl E. in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 55/2 (Summer 1987): 381–82;CrossRefGoogle ScholarO'Neill, Charles S.J., in Gregorianum 68 (1987): 768–69;Google ScholarZylstra, Carl E. in Calvin Theological Journal 22/1 (04 1987): 183–84;Google ScholarMcDonald, Colleen in Religious Education 83 (Winter 1988): 145–46;Google ScholarEldot, Paula in Studia Mystica 13 (Spring 1990): 6976Google Scholar (also reviews Channing and Rauschenbusch volumes); Hovet, Theodore R. in Mystics Quarterly 17/1 (03 1991): 4446Google Scholar (an especially insightful review).

5 It received half a review by O'Neill, Charles S.J., in Gregorianum 68 (1987): 769Google Scholar, and a “Short Notice” by Hennesey, James S.J., in Theological Studies 47 (09 1986): 561.Google Scholar

6 Joseph Dirvin, C.M., took note of the latter and expressed some irritation at the General Editor in Catholic Historical Review 74 (10 1988): 664–65.Google Scholar See also Leliaert, Richard M. O.S.C., in Church History 57 (12 1988), 551–52CrossRefGoogle Scholar, and Leonard, Bill J. in Review and Expositor 85 (Spring 1988), 364.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

7 Chinnici's, Short Notice” in Theological Studies 49 (06 1988): 386–87Google Scholar, notes the lack of an explanation “of her spiritual life from a cultural and theological perspective.” Stephen Ward Angell raises a similar but more specific question about “how Seton's life might affect the theses of Barbara Welter and Ann Douglas concerning the feminization of American culture during the early nineteenth century” in Religious Studies Review 14/4 (10 1988): 392.Google Scholar Jenny Franchot takes a thickly cultural approach to the texts in this volume in Roads to Rome (1994), 277301.Google Scholar

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9 See Dykstra, Tom in St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 33/1 (1989), 108–10;Google ScholarPierce, Richard A. in Catholic Historical Review 74 (01 1988): 113–14;Google ScholarGros, Jeffrey F.S.C., in Christian Century 104/33 (11 11, 1987): 1006;Google ScholarStamoulis, James J. in Missiology 16 (04 1988): 231;Google ScholarMalone, Mary in Grail 5 (09 1989): 6971;Google ScholarNemer, Lawrence in Church History 59 (09 1990): 423–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

10 St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 33/1 (1989): 108.Google Scholar

11 Glenn, Alfred A., in Journal of the Evangelical Theology Society 31/1 (03 1988)Google Scholar, suggests that Ellwood exaggerates “the influence of A. Watts' idiosyncratic perspective” (106).

12 Grant, John Webster in Church History 58 (06 1989): 244–45;CrossRefGoogle ScholarBumsted, John M. in Catholic Historical Review 74 (10 1988): 687–88;Google Scholar see also the short notices by MacDermid, Gordon in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 18/1 (1989): 113CrossRefGoogle Scholar, and by Wilson, John E. in Theological Studies 49 (12 1988): 789.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

13 See Smylie, James H. in Church History 58 (03 1989): 116–17CrossRefGoogle Scholar, and the “Note” by Hewitt, Glenn A. in The Journal of Religion 69 (04 1989): 305.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

14 The designation is from Sachs', William L. review in Church History 59 (03 1990): 118–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar See also Armentrout, Don S. in St. Luke's Journal of Theology 32 (09 1989): 295–96;Google ScholarPearce, John in Churchman 103/1 (1989): 8586;Google ScholarKezar, Dennis D. in Anglican and Episcopal History 60 (12 1991): 510–12.Google Scholar

15 For reviews see Ganss, George E. in Catholic Historical Review 75 (04 1989): 320Google Scholar, and Spalding, Thomas W. in Theological Studies 50 (06 1989): 372–74.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

16 Reher, Margaret M., “Shorter Notice” in Theological Studies 50 (12 1989): 823–24;Google Scholar and McShane, Joseph S.J., in Church History 59 (12 1990): 574–76CrossRefGoogle Scholar, speaks of the diary's “chaotic feel.”

17 Of additional help in contextualizing the diary is Part 1 of O'Brien's, David J.Isaac Hecker, An American Catholic (New York: Paulist, 1992), 781.Google Scholar

18 Oppenheim, Frank M. S.J., in Theological Studies 50 (09 1989): 619.Google Scholar See also Gillespie, Neal C. in Church History 59 (09 1990): 422–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

19 Excellent reviews by Wacker, Grant, “The Entire Sanctification of an Extraordinary Ego,” Christianity Today 33 (10 6, 1989): 5659Google Scholar, and Cooley, Stephen D. in Church History 59 (06 1990): 255–56CrossRefGoogle Scholar, provide some historical perspective lacking in Oden. See also Charles Edward White (author of a 1986 biography of Palmer) in Christian Scholar's Review 19/3 (1990): 310–11;Google ScholarScholer, David M. in The Christian Century 106 (11 15, 1989): 1064–65;Google ScholarHirsch, John C. in Theological Studies 50 (09 1989): 618–19.Google Scholar

20 This volume has been noticed very briefly in Christianity Today 33 (11 17, 1989): 39Google Scholar, and American Literature 61 (10 1989): 512.Google Scholar The latter praises the editor's handling of the texts.

21 See the review by Maza, Manuel P. S.J., in Catholic Historical Review 76 (10 1990): 884–85.Google Scholar

22 von Balthasar, Hans Urs, Dare We Hope “That All Men Be Saved”? With a Short Discourse on Hell, trans. Kipp, David and Krauth, Lothar (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988), 110–11.Google Scholar

23 See Bitton, Davis in Brigham Young University Studies 30 (09 1990): 109–13.Google Scholar This review by a Mormon historian adds considerable background to Millet's introduction.

24 For reviews see Leliaert, Richard M. O.S.C., in Catholic Historical Review 77 (07 1991): 532–33;Google ScholarMcIntyre, Olivia H. in Church History 62 (12 1993): 572–73;CrossRefGoogle ScholarKiley, Philip S.J., in Review for Religious 52 (01 1993): 156–57;Google ScholarCrews, Clyde F., “Shorter Notice” in Theological Studies 52 (09 1991): 592–93.Google Scholar

25 See Keen, Benjamin in Catholic Historical Review 79 (01 1993): 138–39;Google ScholarRoy, Louis O.P., in Catholic World 236 (09 1993): 236;Google ScholarSanks, T. Howland S.J., “Shorter Notice” in Theological Studies 53 (12 1992): 786;Google ScholarBrown, Robert McAfee in Christian Century 109 (07 1, 1992): 655.Google Scholar

26 Hodge, Patricia A. R.S.M., in Review for Religious 52 (09/10 1993): 794–95.Google Scholar

27 In an essay entitled “Introduction to A Memoir of Mary Ann,” Flannery O'Connor expands on Rose Lathrop's claim to have been inspired in her mission to the poor by her father's example. See O'Connor, Flannery, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose, selected and edited by Sally, and Fitzgerald, Robert (1st ed., 1957; New York: Noonday/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991), 213–28.Google Scholar

28 “I had been reading the life of Rose Hawthorne not long before, how she started what has since become a chain of cancer hospitals in a four-room tenement apartment such as the one I was living in. Why not start a newspaper in the same way?” Day, Dorothy, The Long Loneliness: An Autobiography (1st ed., 1952; San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1981), 173;Google Scholar see also 198-99.

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