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Author Gillis, Chester, 1951-
Title Roman Catholicism in America / Chester Gillis.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
Edition Second edition.

Author Gillis, Chester, 1951-
Series Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Subject Catholic Church -- United States -- History.
United States -- Church history.
Description x, 404 pages ; 24 cm.
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-382) and index.
Contents Who are American Catholics? -- A brief history of Catholics in America: colonial times to 1900 -- A brief history of Catholics in America: 1900 to the Second Vatican Council -- The post-Vatican II Church in America -- Teachings and beliefs, part I -- Teachings and beliefs, part II -- The organization of the church -- The church and popular culture -- Challenges -- The Francis effect.
Summary From First Edition: "Employing a multidisciplinary methodology using history, sociology, and theology, Gillis describes and analyzes the experiences of Catholics in America from the seventeenth century to the present. With quotations from ordinary believers, theologians, historians, bishops, and other authorities woven throughout the book, he deftly explores the interplay between worldwide Catholicism and its diverse national and local expressions. In particular, Gillis elucidates the persistent tension between Rome and the American church, which has been shaped by a thoroughly modern, dynamic, and secular culture." "Offering a wealth of information about church membership and ethnic and geographical makeup, the book explores how Catholic views on issues such as human life, abortion, poverty, and American culture have profoundly affected political and moral discourse in the United States. A chronology, glossary, profiles of prominent American Catholics, annotated bibliography, and a list of electronic resources are also included."--BOOK JACKET.
Chester Gillis chronicles the history of American Catholics from the colonial era to the present, with an emphasis on changes and challenges in the contemporary church. This second edition of Roman Catholicism in America pays particular attention to the tumultuous past twenty years and points toward the future of the religion in the United States.
ISBN 9780231142663 hardcover alkaline paper
0231142668 hardcover alkaline paper
9780231142670 paperback alkaline paper
0231142676 paperback alkaline paper
9780231551212 electronic book
OCLC # 1105747804

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