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Call for Submissions: US Catholic Historian, "Lay Catholics and Ecclesial Movements" theme

  • November 20, 2020 8:47 AM
    Message # 9377149
    Nicholas Rademacher (Administrator)

    U.S. Catholic Historian

    Future Issue:  

    Lay Catholics and Ecclesial Movements

    For forty years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism.  An upcoming issue will address the theme of lay Catholics and ecclesial movements in the U.S. Catholic context. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, historical studies of the following:

    • U.S. Catholics’ participation in domestic lay organizations and movements, including the sodality movement, Catholic Action, Catholic Worker, Christian Family Movement, Knights of Columbus, lay volunteer and mission organizations, etc.
    • U.S. participation in transnational movements, including the Young Christian Workers, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cursillo, Charismatic Renewal, Communion and Liberation, Opus Dei, Regnum Christi, L’Arche, the Grail, Focolare, Neocatechumenal Way, etc.
    • Lay response to Vatican II, especially to the universal call to holiness and the lay apostolate
    • U.S. Catholic contributions to the theology of the laity
    • Studies of the development of lay initiatives and experiments in relationship to bishops, clergy, and ecclesial organizations and structures
    • Studies of “third orders,” “secular” and “lay associates” to religious communities
    • Biographical studies of prominent lay voices in ecclesial movements

    Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by November 1, 2021 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

    Fr. David Endres

    Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian

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