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American Catholic dilemma: an inquiry into the intellectual life.

Author: Thomas F O'Dea
Publisher: New York, Sheed and Ward [1958]
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How well do Catholic schools measure up? Have American Catholics contributed their share to the arts and sciences? Is the censorship mentality a danger to Catholic intellectual growth? Has conformity become the hallmark of American Catholicism? In the provocative book a Catholic professor of sociology provides the frank, often disconcerting, answers and then points the way to a renewal of controversy within the  Read more...
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O'Dea, Thomas F.
American Catholic dilemma.
New York, Sheed and Ward [1958]
(OCoLC)613111306
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F O'Dea
OCLC Number: 917441
Description: xv, 173 pages 22 cm
Contents: State of the question --
The general problem of the intellectual --
Reason and faith --
The American Catholic heritage --
Latent culture patterns of American Catholicism --
The social structure of American Catholicism --
Some conclusions.
Responsibility: Introd. by Gustave Weigel.

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How well do Catholic schools measure up? Have American Catholics contributed their share to the arts and sciences? Is the censorship mentality a danger to Catholic intellectual growth? Has conformity become the hallmark of American Catholicism? In the provocative book a Catholic professor of sociology provides the frank, often disconcerting, answers and then points the way to a renewal of controversy within the Church and a reawakening of the American Catholic to the rewards of intellectual life.

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