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Catholics and American culture : Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame football team

Author: Mark Stephen Massa
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While in the early years of the century Catholics in America were for the most part distrusted outsiders with respect to the dominant culture, by the 1960s the mainstream of American Catholicism was in many ways "the culture's loudest and most uncritical cheerleader." Mark Massa explores the rich irony in this postwar transition, beginning with the heresy case of Leonard Feeney, examining key figures such as Fulton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Massa, Mark Stephen.
Catholics and American culture.
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©1999
(OCoLC)608410121
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stephen Massa
ISBN: 0824515374 9780824515379 0824519558 9780824519551
OCLC Number: 39739626
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Oh, the irony of it all" --
Boundary maintenance : Leonard Feeney, the Boston heresy case, and the postwar culture --
Young man Merton : Thomas Merton and the postwar "religious revival" --
Catholicism as a cultural system : Joe McCarthy, Clifford Geertz, and the "conspiracy so immense" --
"Life is worth living" : Fulton J. Sheen and the paradoxes of Catholic "arrival" --
"The downward path" : Dorothy Day, anti-structure, and the Catholic Worker movement --
A Catholic for President? : JFK, Peter Berger, and the "secular" theology of the Houston speech, 1960 --
"Into uncertain life" : the first Sunday of Advent 1964 --
"To be beautiful, human, and Christian" : the IHM nuns and the routinization of charisma --
Thomism and the t-formation in 1966 : Ethnicity, American Catholic higher education, and the Notre Dame football team --
Conclusion : Magnalia Christi Americana.
Responsibility: Mark S. Massa.

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A fascinating portrayal of a crucial turning point for the Catholic Church in America--when it was finally accepted into the U.S. cultural mainstream.  Read more...

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