Time’s Covenant

The Essays and Sermons of William Clancy

This collection extends from the pre-Vatican II days when [Clancy] was a vigorous opponent of Joseph McCarthy, until his death. His observations and exhortations, balanced and beautifully written, deal with a wide variety of issues ranging from freedom of expression and liberal Catholicism to Santayana, Toynbee, and Lippmann.
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Time's Covenant offers a collection of the sermons and essays of William Clancy, one of the most vehement opponents of McCarthyism, who was also an ardent civil libertarian and literate commentator on the changing times of the 1950s and 1960s. The articles originally appeared in Commonweal, dubbed the journal of “liberal Catholics,” as well as the New York Times, Saturday Review and Worldview. Clancy reflects on authors Ignazio Silone, Arnold Toynbee, Walter Lippman, as well as American poets, the Dreyfus Affair, and liberal Catholicism.

232 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

January, 1987

isbn : 9780822985013

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William Clancy

William Clancy taught English at Notre Dame and served as editor of Commonweal during the 1950s, where he gave definition to the phrase liberal Catholicism. He was also priest-provost of the Pittsburgh Oratory, an academic community modeled on the principles of Cardinal Newman, which served the city’s colleges and universities.

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William Clancy
Eugene Green

Eugene Green is director of the writing program at Stonehill College.

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Eugene Green