William L. Portier

William L. Portier serves as the Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Dayton.  His most recent book is Divided Friends, Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States (CUA Press, 2013).

Articles by William L. Portier

Claiming Civic Space

On a hill in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., on the campus of Catholic University, stands the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. To the task of writing the Shrine’s history, Thomas Tweed brings all the methodological resources of contemporary religious studies, from material history and ethnography to old-fashioned work with archives and census records.