Summary Book Review American Catholicism Transformed by Joseph P. Chinnici:
Download or read book American Catholicism Transformed written by Joseph P. Chinnici and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Situating the church within the context of post-World War II globalization and the Cold War, American Catholicism Transformed draws on previously untapped archival sources to provide deep background to developments within the American Catholic Church in relationship to American society at large. Shaped by anti-communist sentiment and responsive to American cultural trends, the Catholic community adopted "strategies of domestic containment," stressing the close unity between the Church and the "American way of life." A focus on the unchanging character of God's law as expressed in social hierarchies of authority, race, and gender provided a public visage of unity and uniformity. However, the emphasis on American values mainstreamed into the community the political values of personal rights, equality, acceptance of the arms race, and muted the Church's inherited social vision. The result was a deep ambivalence over the forces of secularization. The Catholic community entered a transitional stage in which "those on the right" and "those on the left" battled for control of the Church's vision. International networking, reform of religious life among women, international congresses of the laity, the institutionalization of the liturgical movement, and the burgeoning civil right movement positioned the community to receive the Vatican Council in a distinctly American way. During the Second Vatican Council, the American bishops and theological experts gradually adopted the reforming currents of the world-wide Church. This convergence of international and national forces of renewal -- and resistance to them -- says Joseph Chinnici, will continue to shape the American Catholic community's identity in the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review American Catholicism Transformed by Joseph P. Chinnici:
Download or read book American Catholicism Transformed written by Joseph P. Chinnici and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Situating the church within the context of post-World War II globalization and the Cold War, American Catholicism Transformed draws on previously untapped archival sources to provide deep background to developments within the American Catholic Church in relationship to American society at large and Vatican Council II. During this time, the Catholic community entered a transitional stage in which ""those on the right"" and ""those on the left"" battled for control of the Church's vision. This convergence of international and national forces of renewal -- and resistance to them -- will continue.
Summary Book Review The Transformation of American Catholic Sisters by Lora A. Quinonez:
Download or read book The Transformation of American Catholic Sisters written by Lora A. Quinonez and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A report on the social, political, and spiritual changes for Catholic nuns in the US since Vatican II. It explores the experiences that marked these changes, their effects on the women, and the future suggested by the nature of the reforms.
Summary Book Review The Transformation of American Religion by Amanda Porterfield:
Download or read book The Transformation of American Religion written by Amanda Porterfield and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-04-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As recently as a few decades ago, most people would have described America as a predominantly Protestant nation. Today, we are home to a colorful mix of religious faiths and practices, from a resurgent Catholic Church and a rapidly growing Islam to all forms of Buddhism and many other non-Christian religions. How did this startling transformation take place? A great many factors contributed to this transformation, writes Amanda Porterfield in this engaging look at religion in contemporary America. Religious activism, disillusionment with American culture stemming from the Vietnam war, the influx of Buddhist ideas, a heightened consciousness of gender, and the vastly broadened awareness of non-Christian religions arising from the growth of religious studies programs--all have served to undermine Protestant hegemony in the United States. But the single most important factor, says Porterfield, was the very success of Protestant ways of thinking: emphasis on the individual's relationship with God, tension between spiritual life and religious institutions, egalitarian ideas about spiritual life, and belief in the practical benefits of spirituality. Distrust of religious institutions, for instance, helped fuel a religious counterculture--the tendency to define spiritual truth against the dangers or inadequacies of the surrounding culture--and Protestantism's pragmatic view of spirituality played into the tendency to see the main function of religion as therapeutic. For anyone interested in how and why the American religious landscape has been so dramatically altered in the last forty years, The Transformation of Religion in America offers a coherent and persuasive analysis.
Summary Book Review The Transformation of American Religion by Alan Wolfe:
Download or read book The Transformation of American Religion written by Alan Wolfe and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-08-26 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sociological study of religion in America challenges conceptions that the United States is the most religious western nation, citing a rise in religious sentiments and institutions in recent history while identifying key differences in current and traditional belief systems. 25,000 first printing.
Summary Book Review America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) by Stephanie N. Brehm:
Download or read book America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) written by Stephanie N. Brehm and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nine years, Stephen Colbert’s persona “Colbert”—a Republican superhero and parody of conservative political pundits—informed audiences on current events, politics, social issues, and religion while lampooning conservative political policy, biblical literalism, and religious hypocrisy. To devout, vocal, and authoritative lay Catholics, religion is central to both the actor and his most famous character. Yet many viewers wonder, “Is Colbert a practicing Catholic in real life or is this part of his act?” America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) examines the ways in which Colbert challenges perceptions of Catholicism and Catholic mores through his faith and comedy. Religion and the foibles of religious institutions have served as rich fodder for scores of comedians over the years. What set “Colbert” apart on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, was that his critical observations were made more powerful and harder to ignore because he approached religious material not from the predictable stance of the irreverent secular comedian but from his position as one of the faithful. He is a Catholic celebrity who can bridge critical outsider and participating insider, neither fully reverent nor fully irreverent. Providing a digital media ethnography and rhetorical analysis of Stephen Colbert and his character from 2005 to 2014, author Stephanie N. Brehm examines the intersection between lived religion and mass media, moving from an exploration of how Catholicism shapes Colbert’s life and world towards a conversation about how “Colbert” shapes Catholicism. Brehm provides historical context by discovering how “Colbert” compares to other Catholic figures, such Don Novello, George Carlin, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan, who have each presented their views of Catholicism to Americans through radio, film, and television. The last chapter provides a current glimpse of Colbert on The Late Show, where he continues to be voice for Catholicism on late night, now to an even broader audience. America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) also explores how Colbert carved space for Americans who currently define their religious lives through absence, ambivalence, and alternatives. Brehm reflects on the complexity of contemporary American Catholicism as it is lived today in the often-ignored form of Catholic multiplicity: thinking Catholics, cultural Catholics, cafeteria Catholics, and lukewarm Catholics, or what others have called Colbert Catholicism, an emphasis on the joy of religion in concert with the suffering. By examining the humor in religion, Brehm allows us to see clearly the religious elements in the work and life of comedian Stephen Colbert.
Author :Mark S. Massa SJ Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2018-07-02 ISBN 10 :9780190851415 Pages :304 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (141 users download)
Summary Book Review The Structure of Theological Revolutions by Mark S. Massa SJ:
Download or read book The Structure of Theological Revolutions written by Mark S. Massa SJ and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI ended years of discussion and study by Catholic theologians and bishops by issuing an encyclical on human sexuality and birth control entitled Humanae Vitae: "On Human Life." That document, which declared that "each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life," lead to widespread dissent and division within the Church, particularly in the United States. The divide that Humanae Vitae opened up is still with us today. Mark Massa argues that American Catholics did not simply ignore and dissent from the encyclical's teachings on birth control, but that they also began to question the entire system of natural law theology that had undergirded Catholic thought since the days of Aquinas. Natural law is central to Catholic theology, as some of its most important teachings on issues such as birth control, marriage, and abortion rest on natural law arguments. Drawing inspiration from Thomas Kuhn's classic work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Massa argues that Humanae Vitae caused a paradigm shift in American Catholic thought, one that has had far-reaching repercussions. How can theology-the study of God, whose nature is imagined to be eternal and unchanging- change over time? This is the essential question that The Structure of Theological Revolutions sets out to answer. Massa makes the controversial claim that Roman Catholic teaching on a range of important issues is considerably more provisional and arbitrary than many Catholics think.
Summary Book Review American Catholic by Charles Morris:
Download or read book American Catholic written by Charles Morris and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-08-24 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A cracking good story with a wonderful cast of rogues, ruffians and some remarkably holy and sensible people." --Los Angeles Times Book Review Before the potato famine ravaged Ireland in the 1840s, the Roman Catholic Church was barely a thread in the American cloth. Twenty years later, New York City was home to more Irish Catholics than Dublin. Today, the United States boasts some sixty million members of the Catholic Church, which has become one of this country's most influential cultural forces. In American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church, Charles R. Morris recounts the rich story of the rise of the Catholic Church in America, bringing to life the personalities that transformed an urban Irish subculture into a dominant presence nationwide. Here are the stories of rogues and ruffians, heroes and martyrs--from Dorothy Day, a convert from Greenwich Village Marxism who opened shelters for thousands, to Cardinal William O'Connell, who ran the Church in Boston from a Renaissance palazzo, complete with golf course. Morris also reveals the Church's continuing struggle to come to terms with secular, pluralist America and the theological, sexual, authority, and gender issues that keep tearing it apart. As comprehensive as it is provocative, American Catholic is a tour de force, a fascinating cultural history that will engage and inform both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. "The best one-volume history of the last hundred years of American Catholicism that it has ever been my pleasure to read. What's appealing in this remarkable book is its delicate sense of balance and its soundly grounded judgments." --Andrew Greeley
Summary Book Review Latino Catholicism by Timothy Matovina:
Download or read book Latino Catholicism written by Timothy Matovina and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-10-26 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the growing population of Hispanic-Americans worshipping in the Catholic Church in the United States.
Summary Book Review Transforming Interreligious Relations by Lefebure, Leo D.:
Download or read book Transforming Interreligious Relations written by Lefebure, Leo D. and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2020-11-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book focuses on recent Roman Catholic engagement with other religious traditions in the United States, and the significance of this experience of religious pluralism for Christian theology"--
Summary Book Review The Transformed Heart by Zanzig, Tom:
Download or read book The Transformed Heart written by Zanzig, Tom and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2017-04-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Public Religion and Urban Transformation by Lowell W. Livezey:
Download or read book Public Religion and Urban Transformation written by Lowell W. Livezey and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2000-05-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American cities are in the midst of fundamental changes. De-industrialization of large, aging cities has been enormously disruptive for urban communities, which are being increasingly fragmented. Though often overlooked, religious organizations are important actors, both culturally and politically in the restructuring metropolis. Public Religion and Urban Transformation provides a sweeping view of urban religion in response to these transformations. Drawing on a massive study of over seventy-five congregations in urban neighborhoods, this volume provides the most comprehensive picture available of urban places of worship-from mosques and gurdwaras to churches and synagogues-within one city. Revisiting the primary site of research for the early members of the Chicago School of urban sociology, the volume focuses on Chicago, which provides an exceptionally clear lens on the ways in which religious organizations both reflect and contribute to changes in American pluralism. From the churches of a Mexican American neighborhood and of the Black middle class to communities shared by Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims and the rise of "megachurches," Public Religion and Urban Transformation illuminates the complex interactions among religion, urban structure, and social change at this extraordinary episode in the history of urban America.
Author :Peter R. D'Agostino Publisher :Univ of North Carolina Press Release Date :2005-12-15 ISBN 10 :9780807863411 Pages :416 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (341 users download)
Summary Book Review Rome in America by Peter R. D'Agostino:
Download or read book Rome in America written by Peter R. D'Agostino and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005-12-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For years, historians have argued that Catholicism in the United States stood decisively apart from papal politics in European society. The Church in America, historians insist, forged an "American Catholicism," a national faith responsive to domestic concerns, disengaged from the disruptive ideological conflicts of the Old World. Drawing on previously unexamined documents from Italian state collections and newly opened Vatican archives, Peter D'Agostino paints a starkly different portrait. In his narrative, Catholicism in the United States emerges as a powerful outpost within an international church that struggled for three generations to vindicate the temporal claims of the papacy within European society. Even as they assimilated into American society, Catholics of all ethnicities participated in a vital, international culture of myths, rituals, and symbols that glorified papal Rome and demonized its liberal, Protestant, and Jewish opponents. From the 1848 attack on the Papal States that culminated in the creation of the Kingdom of Italy to the Lateran Treaties in 1929 between Fascist Italy and the Vatican that established Vatican City, American Catholics consistently rose up to support their Holy Father. At every turn American liberals, Protestants, and Jews resisted Catholics, whose support for the papacy revealed social boundaries that separated them from their American neighbors.
Summary Book Review La Transformation Des Églises Chrétiennes en Europe Occidentale by Leo Kenis:
Download or read book La Transformation Des Églises Chrétiennes en Europe Occidentale written by Leo Kenis and published by Universitaire Pers Leuven. This book was released on 2010 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Volume 6Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized religion is becoming increasingly marginalized. New forms of religious life and community, however, may point toward a resurgence of Christian churches in postmodern Europe. This book focuses on the complex transformations Christian churches in Western Europe have undergone since World War II. In English and French.
Summary Book Review Short History of the Catholic Church by J. Derek Holmes:
Download or read book Short History of the Catholic Church written by J. Derek Holmes and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2002-08-05 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised edition of a one volume history of the Roman Catholic church includes a final chapter giving an impressionistic account of some of the issues facing the Church as it nears the third millennium of its existence. It also covers the Christian history of the first two millennia, from the origins of the Church in New Testament times through to the year 2000.
Summary Book Review The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War by Gustavo Morello SJ:
Download or read book The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War written by Gustavo Morello SJ and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On August 3rd, 1976, in Córdoba, Argentina's second largest city, Fr. James Week and five seminarians from the Missionaries of La Salette were kidnapped. A mob burst into the house they shared, claiming to be police looking for "subversive fighters." The seminarians were jailed and tortured for two months before eventually being exiled to the United States. The perpetrators were part of the Argentine military government that took power under President General Jorge Videla in 1976, ostensibly to fight Communism in the name of Christian Civilization. Videla claimed to lead a Catholic government, yet the government killed and persecuted many Catholics as part of Argentina's infamous Dirty War. Critics claim that the Church did nothing to alleviate the situation, even serving as an accomplice to the dictators. Leaders of the Church have claimed they did not fully know what was going on, and that they tried to help when they could. Gustavo Morello draws on interviews with victims of forced disappearance, documents from the state and the Church, field observation, and participant observation in order to provide a deeper view of the relationship between Catholicism and state terrorism during Argentina's Dirty War. Morello uses the case of the seminarians to explore the complex relationship between Catholic faith and political violence during the Dirty War-a relationship that has received renewed attention since Argentina's own Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Unlike in countries such as Chile and Brazil, Argentina's political violence was seen as an acceptable tool in propagating political involvement; both the guerrillas and the military government were able to gain popular support. Morello examines how the Argentine government deployed a discourse of Catholicism to justify the violence that it imposed on Catholics and how the official Catholic hierarchy in Argentina rationalized their silence in the face of this violence. Most interestingly, Morello investigates how Catholic victims of state violence and their supporters understood their own faith in this complicated context: what it meant to be Catholic under Argentina's dictatorship.
Summary Book Review American Catholicism in the 21st Century by Peters, Benjamin T.:
Download or read book American Catholicism in the 21st Century written by Peters, Benjamin T. and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: