Professor John McGreevy (Notre Dame) led a seminar discussion of a draft chapter from his forthcoming book on the Jesuits in the 19th-century United States: "Nineteenth-Century Jesuits in the United States and the Global Catholic World They Made: A Case Study" at Loyola University Chicago on November 5, 2013.
Professor McGreevy pre-circulated his paper, so in this seminar he introduced the topic and then fielded questions about the paper for 75 minutes.
Professor McGreevy is a leading historian of American religion. His first monograph, Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North (Chicago, 1998), already dealt with the intersection of Euro-American immigrants, urban expansion, and racial conflicts with African-Americans. In 2004 he published a wide-ranging intellectual history: Catholicism and American Freedom: A History (Norton, 2004). The work, widely hailed as "brilliant," "masterful," and a "masterpiece," has now become a classic text for students of religion in America. McGreevy is both a Professor in the History Department as well as the Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame.