Honors Theses

Author(s)

Dominic Sanfilippo

Advisor

V. Denise James, Ph.D.

Department

Philosophy

Publication Date

4-2016

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Abstract

Many disciplines have contributed to the evolving understanding of trauma and oppression. The discipline of philosophy offers us the opportunity to ask the question: what should we be doing to create conditions of justice in communities where people have experienced trauma or oppression in relation to their identity? In this thesis, I will use philosophy to propose ways that we can ameliorate injustice in social and religious settings, particularly Catholicism. By examining historical and contemporary questions around identity and the self, I hope to begin to articulate both a specific problem in the Church and identify possible paths toward creating more just communities for people who identify as LGBTQ Catholics.

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Philosophy | Religion


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