Roman Catholicism in America

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April 2000



Who are American Catholics and what do they believe and practice? What is distinctive about the expression of Catholicism in America and how have Catholics influenced and been influenced by American culture and society? What different types of Catholics make up the church today? Chester Gillis offers a cogent survey of U.S. Catholic history, emphasizing the post--Vatican II era, and goes on to explore the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more.
One of the themes running through the narrative is the persistent tension between Rome and the American church, which is shaped by a thoroughly modern, dynamic, and secular culture. Also discussed is the changing role of authority and how Catholic notions of authority have changed over the past forty years and why.


One: Who Are American Catholics?Two: A Brief History of Catholics in America: Colonial Times to 1900Three: A Brief History of Catholics in America: 1900 to the Second Vatican CouncilFour: The Post-Vatican II Church in AmericaFive: Teachings and Beliefs: Part ISix: Teaching and Beliefs: Part IISeven: The Organization of the ChurchEight: The Church and Popular CultureNine: ChallengesTen: The FutureAppendix One: Selected Profiles of American CatholicsAppendix Two: Time Line


Chester Gillis


"Gillis's inviting prose and discerning insights make this a fine introduction to American Catholicism." -- Publishers Weekly
EAN: 9780231108713
ISBN: 0231108710
Untertitel: 'Columbia Contemporary American'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 366 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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