Prophet of the Electric Age: Marshall McLuhan’s Post-Curial Catholicism

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Higgins, Michael W.
Marshall McLuhan; Catholicism; conversion; convert; Catholic Studies; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
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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.