The Resource American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church, Charles R. Morris

American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church, Charles R. Morris

Label
American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church
Title
American Catholic
Title remainder
the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The rise of Catholicism from an insignificant sect in the early nineteenth century to America's largest and most influential Church is a story filled with a cast of immensely colorful characters. Some were great and imposing. Others were comic, a few even shocking and sinister. Charles Morris recounts the rich story of the rise of the Catholic Church in America with an acute eye for the telling detail and the crucial turning points."--BOOK JACKET. "American Catholic is not only about the saints and sinners who built the Church, but also the story of how it became the country's dominant cultural force. By the 1950s, no other institution could match its impact on unions, movies, or even popular kitsch. Protestant leaders feared the Church would "Catholicize" the entire nation. But Catholicism was always as much a culture as a religion, and the Church visibly floundered when the big-city-based Catholic culture suddenly broke down, just about the time John Kennedy became the country's first Catholic president."--BOOK JACKET. "The last section of the book explores the Church's continuing struggle to come to terms with secular, pluralist America and the theological, sexual, doctrinal authority, and gender issues that keep tearing it apart. But, surprisingly enough, Morris's grassroots tour - from ultraconservative Lincoln, Nebraska, to more open, experimental dioceses in Saginaw and Seattle - finds Catholicism alive and well, even flourishing, at the parish level."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Charles R
Dewey number
282/.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1406.2
LC item number
.M67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church, Charles R. Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-490) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • An American Church
  • 6.
  • A Separate Universe
  • 7.
  • God's Bricklayer
  • 8.
  • On Top of the World
  • 9.
  • Stalin, the Pope, and Joe McCarthy
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The End of the Catholic Culture
  • 11.
  • Prelude: In a Dark Valley
  • 12.
  • At the End of a Century
  • 13.
  • Theological Visions
  • 14.
  • The Struggle with Sexuality
  • "We Laugh to Scorn"
  • 15.
  • Styles, Themes, Dilemmas
  • 16.
  • The Church and America
  • 2.
  • God's Own Providential Instrument
  • 3.
  • The Whore of Babylon Learns How to Vote
  • 4.
  • The Grand American Catholic Compromise
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 511 p.
Isbn
9780812920499
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039191
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35835710
  • CARL035835710
Label
American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church, Charles R. Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-490) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • An American Church
  • 6.
  • A Separate Universe
  • 7.
  • God's Bricklayer
  • 8.
  • On Top of the World
  • 9.
  • Stalin, the Pope, and Joe McCarthy
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The End of the Catholic Culture
  • 11.
  • Prelude: In a Dark Valley
  • 12.
  • At the End of a Century
  • 13.
  • Theological Visions
  • 14.
  • The Struggle with Sexuality
  • "We Laugh to Scorn"
  • 15.
  • Styles, Themes, Dilemmas
  • 16.
  • The Church and America
  • 2.
  • God's Own Providential Instrument
  • 3.
  • The Whore of Babylon Learns How to Vote
  • 4.
  • The Grand American Catholic Compromise
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 511 p.
Isbn
9780812920499
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039191
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35835710
  • CARL035835710

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