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America's church : the National Shrine and Catholic presence in the nation's capital

Author: Thomas A Tweed
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Tweed shows that the National Shrine is an illuminating site from which to tell the story of 20th-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative around themes that characterize U.S. Catholicism and ties these themes to the Shrine's material culture: to images, artifacts and devotional spaces.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tweed, Thomas A.
America's church.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041242
(OCoLC)667874046
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Tweed
ISBN: 9780199783014 0199783012 0199897387 9780199897384
OCLC Number: 746925539
Description: 1 online resource (x, 391 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Laying Catholicism's foundation: clerical aims and diverse devotees, 1909-1959 --
Mobilizing "America's Marys": women, fundraising, and the Mary memorial altar, 1913-1938 --
Engaging Catholic children: agency, prescriptions, and constraints in the Catholic institutional network, 1920-1959 --
Contesting Protestant interpretations: the Virgin Mary, the crypt church, and the incorporeal other, 1913-1932 --
Claiming civic space: the National Shrine, the subjunctive mood, and the nation's capital, 1913-1959 --
Incorporating Catholic immigrants: diversity, migration, and the Shrine's columns and chapels, 1913-1997.
Other Titles: America's church : the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic presence in the nation's capital
Responsibility: Thomas A. Tweed.

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Thomas Tweed demonstrates that the National Shrine provides a highly illuminating site from which to tell the story of Catholicism in the U.S. He organizes his narrative around six themes that, he  Read more...

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