Book discussion: John T. McGreevy's Catholicism: A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis


Location: Downes Ballroom, Corbett Family Hall

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Join the Cushwa Center, the Department of History, and other cosponsors for a gathering marking the publication of John T. McGreevy’s Catholicism: A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis (W. W. Norton, 2022).

Samuel Moyn, the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University, will offer opening remarks on the book. Moyn’s research and writing cover a wide range of topics, including  international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought in both historical and current perspective. He has written several books in the fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including Christian Human Rights (Penn, 2015), based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, and most recently Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2021). 

John T. McGreevy is the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He served as chair of the Department of History from 2002–2008 and dean of the College of Arts and Letters from 2008–2018. His previous books include Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North (Chicago, 1996), Catholicism and American Freedom: A History (W. W. Norton, 2003), and American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global (Princeton, 2016). 

Along with his books, McGreevy has written widely for the academic and popular press, with articles and reviews appearing in publications including the Journal of American History, New York Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, and The New Republic. In 2010, he served on the Pulitzer prize jury for History, and since 2018 he has been the co-chair of the Commonweal Foundation board.      

Copies of Catholicism will be available for purchase and signing by Dr. McGreevy. Food and refreshments will be available following the formal portion of the event program. 

This event is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and Department of History and cosponsored by the Ansari Institute, the College of Arts & Letters, the Nanovic Institute, and the Program on Church, State & Society.

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