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Prophet of the Electric Age: Marshall McLuhan’s Post-Curial Catholicism
Mission and Catholic Identity Publications
  • Michael W. Higgins, Sacred Heart University
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The author explores the Catholicism of Herbert Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian literary scholar and communications theorist. The author notes that McLuhan's Catholicism seldom surfaces in the writings of his biographers. Higgins believes McLuhan's Catholicisim deserves a fuller exploration since faith was profoundly constitutive in his life and thought. The author also claims that McLuhan's reasons for conversion differentiated him from the conventional intellectual.

Published online September 26, 2011.

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Higgins, Michael W. "Prophet of the Electric Age: Marshall McLuhan’s Post-Curial Catholicism." Commonweal 138.17 (2011): 12-13.