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American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States

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The Roman Catholic Church is the largest single religious body in the nation, claiming just under fifty million members in 1980. This book, written by one of today's foremost historians of American Catholicism, tells the story of that community from colonial times to the present. The book is, in the author's term, "a people's history." While not neglecting structures and institutions, bishops and clergy, Hennesey is most concerned with the ordinary people of the Roman Catholic Church. Where did Catholics come from? Why did they come to America? How did the environment into which they came affect their Catholicism?

Review:

"James Hennesey's book tells this story of American Catholics very well. In less than 400 pages, Hennesey offers the most complete, most balanced history of American Catholicism yet written....The reader of this volume can confidently relax in the hands of a master historian who has done his homework and who has a knack for telling a good story." William R. Barnett, National Catholic Reporter

Review:

"If Catholics are still sorting out their own accommodations with the American culture, that is a live question for many other Americans today, religious or not. This rich history of one community's struggle is relevant to the more general search for an honest American identity." James L. Franklin, The Boston Globe

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"A rich mine of information...It will quickly become the standard one-volume history." Robert T. Handy, Union Theological Seminary

Synopsis:

Traces the development of the Catholic community in the United States from colonial times to the present and examines their influence on American history.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

James Hennesey, a Jesuit priest, is Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston College and author of The First Council of the Vatican: The American Experience.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195032680
Foreword:
Ellis, John T.
Author:
Ellis, John T.
Foreword by:
Ellis, John T.
Foreword:
Ellis, John T.
Author:
Hennesey, James J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity | American
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity | American
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | American
Series Volume:
The Ideals of Greek
Publication Date:
19830431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
5.31 x 8 x 0.95 in 1.2 lb

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Product details 416 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195032680 Reviews:
"Review" by , "James Hennesey's book tells this story of American Catholics very well. In less than 400 pages, Hennesey offers the most complete, most balanced history of American Catholicism yet written....The reader of this volume can confidently relax in the hands of a master historian who has done his homework and who has a knack for telling a good story."
"Review" by , "If Catholics are still sorting out their own accommodations with the American culture, that is a live question for many other Americans today, religious or not. This rich history of one community's struggle is relevant to the more general search for an honest American identity."
"Review" by , "A rich mine of information...It will quickly become the standard one-volume history."
"Synopsis" by , Traces the development of the Catholic community in the United States from colonial times to the present and examines their influence on American history.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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