Rethinking Holy War: The Crusades and Catholic Devotion in the Middle Ages

Rethinking Holy War: The Crusades and Catholic Devotion in the Middle Ages

By Dr. Thomas F. Madden


Dr. Thomas Madden, whose expertise has been sought by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, and The History Channel, delivered a talk entitled “Rethinking Holy War: The Crusades and Catholic Devotion in the Middle Ages.” Madden...
History as ‘Ancilla Theologiae?’: Some Reflections

History as ‘Ancilla Theologiae?’: Some Reflections

By Dr. Brad S. Gregory


Author and historian Dr. Brad S. Gregory discussed history as the “handmaiden of theology.” Gregory argued that while avoiding a Catholic confessional history, one might still serve a Catholic vision of history and reach those in academia who may be antagonistic...
Why History?: The Church’s View

Why History?: The Church’s View

By Dr. Timothy O'Donnell


Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War, presented a talk entitled “Why History?: The Church’s View.” O’Donnell explained the importance that the Church has placed on the study of history and how in...

Homily

By Rev. Donald J. Planty


On July 13, Christendom College hosted a one-day conference on Catholic history, featuring prominent historians from across the country. Over 230 attendees were given a Catholic perspective on topics that ranged from the Crusades to ecumenism with the Eastern...
After Modernism: De Luba, Danielou and the Patristic Approach to History

After Modernism: De Luba, Danielou and the Patristic Approach to History

By Dr. Christopher Shannon


Dr. Christopher Shannon, author of the highly acclaimed Bowery to Broadway, examined the historical approach of Jean Daniélou and Henri de Lubac. Shannon said that by placing the saints alongside the great political leaders of history, the saints, as types of Christ,...
Theologies of History in G. K. Chesterton and David Jones

Theologies of History in G. K. Chesterton and David Jones

By Dr. Adam Schwartz


Dr. Adam Schwartz, whose great academic work, The Third Spring, was recently republished, discussed the theologies of history in G. K. Chesterton and the poet David Jones. “They believed that Christianity united philosophy and mythology for the first time,” Schwartz...