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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Bowman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Bowman grew up in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Bowman was a Chicago Tribune history columnist and Chicago Daily News reporter.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

More than a coffee company: The story of CFS Continental
ISBN: 0914091999

Chicago Review Press. 1986

Book by Bowman, Jim

Booz, Allen & Hamilton: Seventy years of client service, 1914-1984

Booz, Allen & Hamilton. 1984

Good Medicine: The First 150 Years of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
ISBN: 1556520166

Chicago Review Pr. 1990

Book by Bowman, Jim

Bending the Rules: What American Priests Tell American Catholics
ISBN: 0824513606

Crossroad Pub Co. 1994

Fascinating accounts of U.S. Catholic priests who are softening the hardline message from Rome, applying church rules creatively "for the sake of the people."
This candid book reveals how American priests tailor their advice and pastoral care to 53 million Catholics. Told in priests' own words, it shows how Catholic pastoral practice departs from Vatican severity on issues such as birth control, divorce and re-marriage, women's rights, abortion, liturgy, spirit versus law, and much more.
What American priests tell their parishioners is supported here by comments from U.S. and European theologians. Many of the latter are known to be at odds with the Vatican, but their arguments have not yet been told in detail to the public. Now for the first time, their views are explained in tandem with the views of the parish pastor.
Bending the Rules is the first book to present in detail what really goes on between priest and parishioner in day-to-day decision-making about moral issues and liturgical practice. It will provide a shock (or joy) of recognition to Catholics, and will fascinate all readers interested in religion and in the power of compassion over blind adherence to a given rule.

Good Guys Finish First: Reflections Of A CEO And How To Start A De Novo Community Bank
ISBN: 1413458017

Xlibris Corp. 2004

Book by Johnson, C. Paul, Bowman, Jim

Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968
ISBN: 1105782883 2012

1950-68 personal history as Jesuit novice, seminarian, student, teacher, priest: anecdotal, narrative, with scattered commentary.

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