American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels
Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Religion - 203 pages
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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This is the second of two volumes in the "American Catholics in the Public Square" series, edited by Steinfels, former editor of Commonweal . The collection explores philosophical and practical ... Read full review
Against the Grain
Antipathy and Assimilation
Abortion Sexuality and Catholicisms Public Presence
Problems of Reception
Good for the Church and Good for American Society
Sometimes the Twain Can Meet
Friends or Foes?
AntiCatholicism The Last Acceptable Prejudice?
The View from History
A Pretest on AntiCatholicism in America
The Last Acceptable Prejudice? Yes
The Last Acceptable Prejudice? No
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