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Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History

Margaret M. McGuinness and James T. Fisher

Abstract

This book takes the reader beyond the traditional ways through which scholars have viewed and recounted the story of the Catholic Church in America. It covers unfamiliar topics such as anti-Catholicism, rural Catholicism, Latino Catholics, and issues related to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the U.S. government. It continues with fascinating discussions on popular culture (film and literature), women religious, and the work of U.S. missionaries in other countries. The final section of the book is devoted to Catholic social teaching, tackling challenging and s ... More

Keywords: Catholic Church, America, anti-Catholicism, rural Catholicism, Latino Catholics, Vatican, U.S. government, women religious, U.S. missionaries, Catholic social teaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823282760
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823282760.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret M. McGuinness, editor
LaSalle University

James T. Fisher, editor
Fordham University

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Front Matter

Introduction Writing American Catholic History

Margaret M. McGuinness and James T. Fisher

Part One Beyond the Parish

Part Two Engaging the World

Part Three Prophetic Catholicism

Epilogue

Jeffrey M. Burns