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Becoming Catholic : finding Rome in the American religious landscape

Author: David Yamane
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Catholic converts collectively are 2.6 percent of the U.S. adult population; together these 5.85 million individuals would comprise the fifth largest religious body in America, just behind the Mormon  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Yamane
ISBN: 9780199964987 019996498X
OCLC Number: 883913242
Description: XII, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Notes on Terminology and Sources ; Introduction: Becoming Catholic in America ; 1. Vatican II and the Reinvention of Adult Initiation ; Prelude - Diane Gall: Finding a Home in Catholicism ; 2. The Circumstantial Convert as Moral Actor ; Prelude - St. Mary's and St. Mark's: A Tale of Two Parishes ; 3. Visions of Catholicism in RCIA Catechesis ; Prelude - The Rite of Election: Through the Cathedral to Purification and Enlightenment ; 4. Liturgy, Experience, and Formation ; Prelude - St. Innocent: "A People Destined For Heaven Is Born Here From Holy Seed" ; 5. Objective and Subjective Incorporation through the Sacraments of Initiation ; Prelude - Mystagogy: The End and The Beginning ; 6. The Difference It Makes ; Conclusion: Catholic Initiation as ... ; Notes ; Index
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Why do people join the Catholic church? How do they enter? Why do they stay? Do they stay at all? David Yamane's excellent new book offers a clear-eyed look at the process of initiation into the Read more...

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