Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Dorothy Day and the Love of Neighbor: The Theological Implications of Day's 1958 Diaries
by Curry, Jane M., Ph.D., St. Thomas University, 2020, 200; 28085803
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation explores the practical theological implications of Dorothy Day’s 1958 diaries. Dorothy Day’s 1958 diaries were brought in dialogue with the moment in history in which they were written as part of a practical theological method that emphasizes context and everyday spirituality. These elements were correlated with Scripture, particularly the parable of the Good Samaritan, to generate theological insights on Day’s life as recounted in her 1958 diaries. The results suggest new directions to theologize about neighborliness as well as research methods in practical theology and the study of everyday theologizing in the contemporary context. The dissertation focuses on the integration between faith and daily life. This information can be critical to advance scholarship on Day, practical theology, everyday theology, and critical virtues embodied in the Christian tradition and Day’s diaries for conversations in contemporary society.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Froehle, Bryan T.
Commitee: Carter Waren, Mary, Kryszak, Jennifer E.
School: St. Thomas University
Department: Practical Theology
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Theology, History, Religion, Biblical studies, Social research
Keywords: 1958 diaries, Archives, Dorothy Day, Neighborliness, Practical theology, Christian traditions, Contemporary society, Scripture
Publication Number: 28085803
ISBN: 9798557020718
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