Catholicism And The American Experience

Author: James P. MacGuire
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442241403
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What does it mean to be Catholic in America? Catholicism and the American Experience features essays from Robert George, Peter Steinfels, George Weigel, E. J. Dionne, and many more, exploring the unique elements of American Catholicism. The volume highlights the proceedings of the fifth annual Portsmouth Institute conference. This collection of essays addresses the topic of Catholicism and the American Experience from diverse points of view. They discuss thorny topics such as the relationship between the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and religious freedom, what it means to be Catholic in a secular age, and the current state of Catholic art. Essays also explore subjects ranging from New Evangelization in the church to Catholic leadership.

The American Catholic Experience

Author: Jay P. Dolan
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307553892
Size: 64.50 MB
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Catholicism has had a profound and lasting influence on the shape, the meaning, and the course of American history. Now, in the first book to reflect the new communal and social awakening which emerged from Vatican Council II, here is a vibrant and compelling history of the American Catholic experience—one that will surely become the standard volume for this decade, and decades to come. Spanning nearly five hundred years, the narrative eloquently describes the Catholic experience from the arrival of Columbus and the other European explorers to the present day. It sheds fascinating new light on the work of the first vanguard of missionaries, and on the religious struggles and tensions of the early settlers. We watch Catholicism as it spread across the New World, and see how it transformed—and was transformed by—the land and its people. We follow the evolution of the urban ethnic communities and learn about the vital contributions of the immigrant church to Catholicism. And finally, we share in the controversy of the modern church and the extraordinary changes in the Catholic consciousness as it comes to grips with such contemporary social and theological issues as war and peace and the arms race, materialism, birth control and abortion, social justice, civil rights, religious freedom, the ordination of women, and married clergy. The American Catholic Experience is not just the history of an institution, but a chronicle of the dreams and aspirations, the crises and faith, of a thriving, ever-evolving religious community. It provides a penetrating and deeply thoughtful look at an experience as diverse, as exciting, and as powerful as America itself.

Religion And The American Experience

Author: Swift
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765601346
Size: 72.57 MB
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Swift's ten chapters cover a wide variety of topics, from religion in the early republic to early African American religion, women, reform, nativism movements, and fundamentalism, all the way up to the contemporary culture wars, spanning nearly two and a half centuries, and synthesizing a large amount of material from social, cultural, and intellectual history.

The European American Experience

Author: Karen Sirvaitis
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761340882
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Shows how the European Americans enrich the United States with traditions, customs, and life experiences.

Catholic Revivalism

Author: Jay P. Dolan
ISBN: 9780268007294
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This work shows that revivalism, traditionally viewed as a Protestant phenomenon, was also a central feature of Catholic life and activity in the 19th century. It suggests that the religion of revivalism not only found a home among Catholics, but was a major force in forming their piety.

The Catholic Counterculture In America 1933 1962

Author: James Terence Fisher
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807849491
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James Fisher argues that Catholic culture was transformed when products of the "immigrant church," largely inspired by converts like Dorothy Day, launched a variety of spiritual, communitarian, and literary experiments. He also explores the life and works

The Catholic Experience In America

Author: Joseph A. Varacalli
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313325830
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Provides a perspective on how Catholics, the largest single religious group in the United States, have interacted with American culture throughout the history of the country and up to the present day.

American Catholic Arts And Fictions

Author: Paul Giles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521417778
Size: 34.79 MB
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Examines how secular transformations of religious ideas have helped to shape the style and substance of works by American writers, filmmakers and artists from Catholic backgrounds.

American Catholics

Author: James J. Hennesey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199878552
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Written by one of the foremost historians of American Catholicism, this book presents a comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic Church in America from colonial times to the present. Hennesey examines, in particular, minority Catholics and developments in the western part of the United States, a region often overlooked in religious histories.