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Catholicism and American freedom : a history

Author: John T McGreevy
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For two centuries, Catholicism has played a profound and largely unexamined role in America's political and intellectual life. Emphasizing the community over the individual, Catholics have alternately challenged and supported American liberals on a variety of controversial issues, including slavery, public education, economic reform, the movies, contraception, the nuclear arms race and abortion. The story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T McGreevy
ISBN: 0393047601 9780393047608
OCLC Number: 51093310
Description: 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Eliot school rebellion, Boston, 1859 --
Education and the nineteenth century Catholic revival --
Catholicism, slavery, and the cause of liberty --
Catholic freedom and civil war --
The nation --
The social question --
American freedom and Catholic power --
Democracy, religious freedom, and the nouvelle theologie --
Life (I) --
Life (II) --
A consistent ethic and sexual abuse.
Responsibility: John T. McGreevy.

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