- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Caritas Communications (March 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615766668
- ISBN-13: 978-0615766669
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Merry Memoir of Sex, Death, and Religion Paperback – March 1, 2013
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Hailed as “America’s most respected Catholic social ethicist,” by Joseph Hough president of New York Union Theological Seminary in a tribute to Maguire’s scholarship, Daniel Maguire combines solid scholarship with the fight for social justice. He was listed in Ms. Magazine’s Tenth Anniversary issue as “one of the forty male heroes of the past decade, men who took chances and made a difference.”
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Dan Maguire, a former Catholic priest, married and then professor of theology at Marquette University appeared in "Whose Choice" saying as he walked with a couple of coeds on the campus that his former bosses were making a bad mistake in opposing safe abortion as it would alienate the very audience the Vatican sought most, young people and the offspring, who in due course were just deciding whether or not any religion was for them.
Natually, this advice was not taken by the Vatican, but the percentage of RC women who follow its teachings on contraception and abortion is not large.
His immensely delightful sense of humor and his impeccable scholarship about the highly varying historical positions the RCC has taken over its history on all the issues it continues to confront today will make readers much more enlightened that the Vatican's present management.
In his new book, "A Merry Memoir of Sex, Death, and Religion," he captures the story of a kid from Philadelphia who became a priest after being brined in orthodoxy at St. Charles Seminary and Rome's North American College. It's his own story.
He started living that priestly life in a Philadelphia parish until reality transformed him into the kind of priest, the man, the theologian and the revolutionary he became.
It is a tale of joyful living, sad endings, brave fights, and common-sense reforms so needed but bitterly resisted in the institutional church that withers away.
A professor of moral theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Dan Maguire is the author of 14 books and 250 articles published in scholarly journals and publications like The Atlantic and The New York Times. This very personal, often-humorous memoir of life in, around and out of what used to be called the one true church is one of his finest.
Dan Maguire once told a friend that the big secret about Jesus that never made it into the four gospels was that he had a divine sense of humor. If that is so, Dan Maguire carries on his work.
I loved it.
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He brings together scholarship and humor. A tour de force!
Dan demonstrates marvelously that humor is the saving grace.Read more