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Catholic lives, contemporary America

Author: Thomas J Ferraro
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that focuses on Catholic lay practices not commonly recognised or, at times, officially sanctioned. It includes essays by novelist Mary Gordon on the sexual appeal of Bing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Catholic lives, contemporary America.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)631200558
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Ferraro
ISBN: 0822320312 9780822320319 0822320436 9780822320432
OCLC Number: 36798278
Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Not-just-cultural Catholics / Thomas J. Ferraro --
"Mildred, is it fun to be a cripple?" : the culture of suffering in mid-twentieth-century American Catholicism / Robert A. Orsi --
Father Chuck : a reading of Going my way and The bells of St. Mary's, or, Why priests made us crazy / Mary Gordon --
Clearing the streets of the Catholic lost generation / James T. Fisher --
Making it to Mepkin Abbey / Frank Lentricchia --
The intertextual politics of cultural Catholicism : Tiepolo, Madonna, Scorsese / Paul Giles --
The bitter victory : Catholic conservative intellectuals in America, 1988-1993 / Patrick Allitt --
Virtually normal / Andrew Sullivan --
Feminists and patriarchs in the Catholic Church : orthodoxy and its discontents / Mary Jo Weaver --
The double-effect/proportionalist debate / Kathy Rudy --
My parents, my religion, and my writing / David Plante --
A homage to Mary and to the university called Notre Dame / Stanley Hauerwas --
A pornographic nun : an interview with Camille Paglia / Thomas J. Ferraro --
An ancient Catholic : an interview with Richard Rodriguez / Paul Crowley.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Ferraro, editor.

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