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Isaac Hecker : an American Catholic

Author: David J O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Isaac Thomas Hecker was the prototype nineteenth-century American. He was an idealist and a visionary, a believer in the "rightness" of the American experiment. A utopian at heart, Hecker sampled life in New England's transcendentalist communes, later entering the Catholic Church where he began a new community that was founded on the ideals of freedom and personal initiative. He had all the virtues and all the flaws  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Isaac Thomas Hecker; Isaac Thomas Hecker; Isaac Thomas Hecker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J O'Brien
ISBN: 0809103974 9780809103973
OCLC Number: 24701536
Description: ix, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An American life --
The promise of American Catholicism --
The crisis of modern Catholicism --
In spirit and in truth.
Responsibility: David J. O'Brien.

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This is the first full-length comprehensive biography of Isaac Hecker -- mystic, priest, journalist, and missionary -- and the most important person in nineteenth- century U.S. Catholicism.  Read more...

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