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1. Agbagwa, Godswill Uchenna. Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue.

Degree: The Catholic University of America

Degree Awarded: S.T.D. Moral Theology/Ethics. The Catholic University of America

Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of VirtueAuthor: Godswill U. AgbagwaDirector: Joseph E. Capizzi, Ph.D. The idea of speaking of solidarity as a virtue of interdependence appeared in Catholic Social Teaching (CST) toward the end of the 20th century. As he travelled the world, Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) was struck by the widening gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" resulting in widespread poverty and underdevelopment. John Paul II attributed this problem to the decline in the concern for common good. He then proposed solidarity as a "path to true development" arguing that in a de facto interdependent world, it is by embracing solidarity as a virtue of interdependence that we can be better disposed to challenge the status quo (SRS, 38). Although the phenomenon of solidarity is as old as humanity, its development as a virtue of interdependence in Catholic social teaching raises questions about its plausibility as a true virtue in traditional virtue ethics. While some thinkers argue that solidarity is more the absence of a fault than a virtue, others defend it as a virtue based on Thomistic virtue theory. Still, amongst thinkers that defend it as a virtue, opinions are divided whether it is a virtue of justice or charity. John Paul II, the first to name solidarity a virtue was not clear on this. This dissertation settles this controversy by arguing that solidarity is a virtue fitting in the moral virtue category, but occupying space of its own in the Thomistic schema. Thus, chapter one investigates the origin of solidarity as a response to interdependence prior to emergence in CST. Chapter two looks into its emergence in CST as a virtue of interdependence. Chapter three examines the concept of virtue in virtue ethics. In the light of the basic characteristics of Thomistic virtue ethics, chapter four argues that as a virtue necessitated by and particularly suited for contemporary interdependence, solidarity can be situated as a virtue fitting in the moral virtue category, but occupying space of its own in the schema.

Advisors/Committee Members: Joseph E. Capizzi (Advisor), William Barbieri (Other), William Mattison (Other).

Subjects/Keywords: Ethics; Theology; Social research; Catholic Social Teaching; Interdependence; Moral Theology; Social Ethics; Solidarity As Virtue; Virtue Ethics

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Agbagwa, G. U. (n.d.). Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40838

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Agbagwa, Godswill Uchenna. “Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue.” Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40838.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Agbagwa, Godswill Uchenna. “Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue.” Web. 27 Sep 2020.

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Agbagwa GU. Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; [cited 2020 Sep 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40838.

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Council of Science Editors:

Agbagwa GU. Towards Situating Solidarity in a Thomistic Understanding of Virtue. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40838

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2. Beldio, Patrick Michael. "Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram".

Degree: The Catholic University of America

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Religion and Culture. The Catholic University of America

Sri Aurobindo (nee Aurobindo Ghose, 1872-1950), a native of India, spent his youth studying poetry and the classics in England. Upon his return to colonial India, he became influential in Indian revolutionary politics. Inspired by his own spiritual experience, S'aktism, Vedanta, Tantra, and the Bhagavad Ghita, he later developed his own "integral yoga" in the French colonial city of Pondicherry. Instead of transcending the Earth, his yoga seeks to transform matter into what he calls "the new supramental creation." He wrote over 30 books in the areas of yoga theory and practice, social, political, and cultural reflection, art and poetry. He wrote his most important work, his epic poem Savitri, over a 35-year period as a way to develop his spiritual practice. Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973) shared Sri Aurobindo's goals and joined him in 1920. She was a gifted painter and musician and a spiritual seeker from Paris whom he named "the Mother" when they established the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926. He considered her the feminine ?akti to his masculine ?vara role, and their followers believe them to be their Avat'ras (God/dess in human form). After he died, the Mother continued to guide the Ashram until her death. For 52 years she used painting to grow in her spiritual practice. Both gurus encouraged many of their disciples to use the arts for spiritual growth. Sri Aurobindo's work has inspired various prominent thinkers, and is considered a significant contribution to Hindu studies, as well as 20th-century colonial Indian history. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern yoga renaissance; however, since the 1980s there has been a lack of scholarship on his thought, and particularly as this applies to art and religion. Also, the Mother's participation has never been critically examined in this tradition. This dissertation investigates the following question: What are the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's aesthetic theory and to what extent does their artwork and their collaboration with their disciples demonstrate their aesthetics? This study uses a historical-critical methodology to examine the development of thought in their written texts on culture and aesthetics, and a visual culture approach to interpret their use of art, architecture, and visual culture. It relies upon disciples's diaries, reproductions of drawings and paintings by the Mother and her disciples, and the author's ethnographic data collected during his stay in the Ashram in India in 2012-13. The results of this dissertation: 1) their yoga is "descendant," demanding a principle of growth that welcomes oppositions found in life to stimulate the universalization of the basic consciousness and to divinize the Earth; the arts aid this process by helping the disciple to face oppositions with sincerity and resilience, and to unveil spiritual potentials that were not known until the creative process uncovered them; 2) they prize the intuition and higher spiritual faculties of…

Advisors/Committee Members: Michael Stoeber (Advisor), Charles B. Jones (Advisor), William Barbieri (Other), Kurt Martens (Other), Frederick Ahearn (Other).

Subjects/Keywords: Religion; Fine arts; Cultural anthropology; David Morgan; Indian Aesthetics; Lindsay Jones; Religion and Art; The Mother and Sri Aurobindo; Visual Culture of Religion

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Beldio, P. M. (n.d.). "Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram". (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40842

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Beldio, Patrick Michael. “"Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram".” Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40842.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Beldio, Patrick Michael. “"Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram".” Web. 27 Sep 2020.

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Beldio PM. "Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram". [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; [cited 2020 Sep 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40842.

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Council of Science Editors:

Beldio PM. "Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram". [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40842

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3. Saarinen, Tapani Kristian. The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.

Degree: The Catholic University of America

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Systematic Theology. The Catholic University of America

The World Council of Churches' (WCC) Decade to Overcome Violence between 2001-2010 included theological reflection and work to overcome all violence. The results can be read in a document called Ecumenical Call to Just Peace (ECJP). ECJP presents a call to overcome violence and establish Just Peace in four distinct contexts: community, ecology, economy and international politics. As causes of violence differ depending on context, however, can such a holistic approach provide a workable solution for various contexts and their specific challenges? My study focuses on the possible contributions of ECJP's teaching for the states as actors in international politics.The purpose of my study is to analyze and assess ECJP from the perspective of the causes of war, especially as such causes have been investigated by realist theories of international relations (IR). I transfer the IR approach which unites work for peace and analysis of the causes of war to the study of ecumenical teaching in ECJP. By placing the ecumenical teaching on Just Peace within the scrutiny of IR theory, my study tests the workability of ECJP's teaching for states as actors in international politics.The results of my study show that ECJP's teaching does not provide a workable plan to overcome wars and to establish Just Peace between states. There are four main reasons for this: Firstly, ECJP's teaching on war's causes is limited. Secondly, ECJP's elaboration of international politics is limited. Thirdly, ECJP's elaboration of international actors is limited, and fourthly, ECJP's teaching and policy proposals rely on a theology of Just Peace, rather than a political understanding of the challenges which need to be overcome. My conclusion is, that WCC's Just Peace suffers from too wide a scope. Without analyzing properly the challenges of a specific context, ECJP is not able to provide workable solutions for that context. A more focused Just Peace should prioritize those contexts, where Christians and churches have real power to make a change.

Advisors/Committee Members: Michael Root (Advisor), David Walsh (Other), William Barbieri (Other), Risto Saarinen (Other).

Subjects/Keywords: Theology; International relations; causes of war; ecumenism; international anarchy; international relations; just peace; world council of churches

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Saarinen, T. K. (n.d.). The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40910

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Saarinen, Tapani Kristian. “The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.” Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40910.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Saarinen, Tapani Kristian. “The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.” Web. 27 Sep 2020.

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Vancouver:

Saarinen TK. The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; [cited 2020 Sep 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40910.

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Council of Science Editors:

Saarinen TK. The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:40910

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