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American Catholicism (Chicago History of American Civilization)

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Publisher Comments:

The Catholic Church remains one of the oldest institutions of Western civilization. It continues to withstand attack from without and defection from within. In his revision of American Catholicism, Monsignor Ellis has added a new chapter on the history of the Church since 1956. Here he deals with developments in Catholic education, with the changing relations of the Church to its own members and to society in general, and especially with arguments for and against the ecumenical movement brought about by Vatican Council II.

The author gives an updated historical account of the part played by Catholics in both the American Revolution and the Civil War, and of the difficulties within the Church that came with the clash of national interests among Irish, French, and Germans in the nineteenth century. He regards immigration as the key to the increasingly important role of American Catholicism in the nation after 1820. For contemporary America, the author counts among the signs of the mature Church an increase in Church membership, the presence of nine Americans in the College of Cardinals in May, 1967, and the expansion of American effort in Catholic missions throughout the world.

About the Author

John Tracy Ellis is Professorial Lecturer in Modern American and European Church History at the Catholic University of America.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Preface to the Revised Edition

Preface to the First Edition

I. The Church in Colonial America, 1492-1790

II. Catholics as Citizens, 1790-1852

III. Civil War and Immigration, 1852-1908

IV. Maturing Catholicism in the United States, 1908-56

V. The Changing Church, 1956-68

Notes

Important Dates

Suggested Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226205564
Editor:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Ellis, John
Author:
Ellis, John Tracy
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2
Series:
Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
8.02x5.25x.80 in. .70 lbs.

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