American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance

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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 203 pages
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Sheed & Ward, in partnership with Commonweal magazine, presents the second of two volumes in the groundbreaking series, American Catholics in the Public Square, a project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Essays by scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, church administrators and lobbyists, novelists, activists, policy makers and politicians address the most critical issues facing the Catholic Church in the United States. Volume 2, American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance, is introduced by Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. Part One, "Against the Grain," explores the philosophical and practical differences between Catholicism and American culture on issues in sexuality, marriage, abortion, stem cell research, women's rights, and physician-assisted suicide. The essays attempt to mediate the divide between Catholicism's communal and personalist view of the human person and the American preference for autonomy and pluralism. Part Two, "Popular Culture & Literature," confronts the role and interaction of the Church in popular culture and explores the identity of the "Catholic" writer on the literary page and in the media. Part Three, "Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice?" endeavors to define what anti-Catholicism is, where it is found in North American culture, what it means for maintaining group identity, and how it can be interpreted as an American or religious phenomenon.
  

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Contents

Against the Grain
1
Antipathy and Assimilation
3
Abortion Sexuality and Catholicisms Public Presence
27
A Response
39
A Response
43
Problems of Reception
49
A Response
59
Good for the Church and Good for American Society
71
Sometimes the Twain Can Meet
129
Friends or Foes?
135
A Response
145
AntiCatholicism The Last Acceptable Prejudice?
149
The View from History
155
A Pretest on AntiCatholicism in America
162
The Last Acceptable Prejudice? Yes
169
The Last Acceptable Prejudice? No
174

PhysicianAssisted Suicide in Oregon
76
Popular Culture and Literature
99
Catholicism as American Popular Culture
101
A Response to Catholicism as American Popular Culture
112
The Last Catholic Writer in America?
119
A Panel Discussion
178
Index
191
About the Contributors
201
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About the author (2004)

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, co-director of American Catholics in the Public Square project, was the editor of Commonweal from 1988 to 2002.

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