Tradition and Identity Formation

Here is a suggested bibliography for understanding the connection between tradition, culture, and identity formation. Is this what you are looking for? Click on a title for a quick summary.

Berger, Peter and Thomas Luckman. The Social Construction of Reality. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1967.

Berger, Peter, Brigitte Berger, and Hansfried Kellner. The Homeless Mind: Modernization and Consciousness. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.

Berry, Wendell. “Does Community Have a Value” in Home Economics. New York: North Point Press, 1987.

Blum, Christopher. “On Being Conservative: Lessons from Louis Bonald” in The Intercollegiate Review 41.1 (2006): 23-31.

Clark, Stephen B. Man and Woman in Christ. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1980.

Hauerwas, Stanley. Why Narrative? Readings in Narrative Theology. Edited by Stanley Hauerwas and L. Gregory Jones. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.

Jaeger, Werner. Paedeia: The Ideals of Greek Culture. Translated by Gilbert Highet. Three Volumes. 2nd edition, New York: Oxford University Press, 1945.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. After Virtue. 2nd edition, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. “Can One Be Unintelligible to Oneself?”

MacIntyre, Alasdair. “Epistemological Crises, Dramatic Narrative, and the Philosophy of Science.” (This essay is included in the Hauerwas volume).

MacIntyre, Alasdair. “How to Be a North American.” Washington, D.C.: Federation of State Humanities Councils, 1988.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. “Social Structures and Their Threat to Moral Agency.” Delivered as Annual Lecture of the Royal Institute of Philosophy (24 February 1999); reprinted in Philosophy. 74. (1999): 311-329.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

Thomas Schaefer. "Up from Alienation : the Wilhelmsenian Vision of the Human Person." In Saints, Sovereigns, and Scholars: Studies in Honor of Frederick D. Wilhelmsen. Edited by R. A. Herrera, James Lehrberger, and M. E. Bradford. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.

Wilhelmsen, Frederick. Hilaire Belloc: No Alienated Man. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1953.

Wilhelmsen, Frederick. “Introduction” to Romano Guardini’s The End of the Modern World. Translated by Joseph Themen and Herbert Burke. Edited by F. Wilhelmsen with intro. New York: Sheed & Ward, 1956.

Wilhelmsen, Frederick. The Metaphysics of Love. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1962.



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