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Scott ApplebyR. Scott Appleby

Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs
Professor of History
(PhD, University of Chicago, 1985)
107 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: United States and comparative (Middle East, South Asia)

Thematic interests: Comparative religion and politics; roots of religious violence; role of religion in peacebuilding; Roman Catholicism in international affairs.

Current research: American Catholic history and world fundamentalism.

Selected publications:

  • The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)

  • Editor, Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

  • Coeditor, The Fundamentalism Project (University of Chicago Press, 1992–95, 5 vol.)

  • Coeditor, Being Right: Conservative Catholics in America (Indiana University Press, 1995)

  • Church and Age Unite! The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicism (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992)

  • Coauthor, The Glory and the Power: The Fundamentalist Challenge to the Modern World (Beacon Press, 1992)

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Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

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International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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