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Roman Catholicism in America

Roman Catholicism in America
Author: Chester Gillis
ISBN 13: 9780231108713
ISBN 10: 231108710
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 366
List Price: $32.00

Emphasizing the post—Vatican II era, Chester Gillis offers a cogent survey of U.S. Catholic history, and explores the various roles and missions of the church in such issues as education, health care, and charity. Throughout the book, he examines the persistent tension between the faith's traditional authority in Rome and its incarnation in America, which is influenced by a thoroughly modern, dynamic, and secular culture.

D.W. Ferm

Gillis writes as an authentic insider, focusing on American Catholic identity and community and addressing an audience that specifically includes non-Catholics who are searching for what it is that distinguishes Catholics from their American culture.