Ben Menghini is Visiting Instructor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert College and a PhD candidate at Emmanuel College in The University of Toronto. His research interrogates the possibility of a “Generous Orthodoxy” by borrowing tools from sociology and cultural studies. He is particularly interested in the methodological and ethical implications of doctrinal truth claims in a pluralistic world.
Doxa is a term used in sociology to contend with belief and orthodoxy without reducing either to behavior or cognition. It explores disposition and embodied belief—the gut sense of the world which is acquired through practice rather than discourse.