William Cavanaugh, "Secularization and Idolatry"

William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University, presents his research project, "Secularization and Idolatry," to an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and scientists comprised of fellows, guest faculty, and students.

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Professor Cavanaugh is the author of seven books, including Torture and Eucharist (1998), The Myth of Religious Violence (2009), Migrations of the Holy: Theologies of State and Church (2011), and Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World (2016). He is the co-editor of three volumes, including The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology (2003), and co-editor of the journal Modern Theology. He has published over a hundred journal articles and book chapters, has lectured on six continents, and his books and articles have been published in twelve languages.

His research has been supported by a dissertation fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a visiting fellowship from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame.