Talk:John Augustine Zahm

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Identify[edit]

I am sure that if you could ask Fr. Zahm how he would identify himself, he would say "a Holy Cross priest" just like all the Holy Cross priests I know. If he were a Jesuit, I am sure no one would be opposed to identifying him first as such!Vaquero100 05:14, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

However, he already had "CSC" after his name in the header line, and the congregation was prominently linked at the top of the next paragraph. (Also, the link as I found it was mistyped.) I would have done the same if "S.J." had been after his name. Anyway, I deleted the subsequent link and other reduntant links -- including the "see also" which seems unneccessary given the layout of links in the text. I also managed to find so more facts about his birth and death, including dates. Overall the article seems to lack balance now with the large section on the expedition -- more details about other aspects of his life and research would be welcome if anyone has them. — Eoghanacht talk 15:12, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Americanism and life before 1898[edit]

I don't have time currently to fill in Zahm's life before 1898, but I have currently removed the direct reference to Americanism in the main article. While Americanism was tied to people in similar circles to Zahm, the Vatican's censure only indirectly inferred Zahm within these circles. Figures like John Ireland were the direct cause of the Americanism controversy. As time goes by, I will provide a better summary of Zahm's life before 1898, since this article is currently almost entirely devoted to the years following. Jslats (talk) 18:34, 7 February 2012 (UTC)