Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

by Robert A. Burns
     
 

In the United States, against the background of secularization, the religious atmospheres have changed radically in the past forty years. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which opened America's doors to immigrants from all over the world. As a result, approximately one million immigrants legally enter the United States… See more details below

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In the United States, against the background of secularization, the religious atmospheres have changed radically in the past forty years. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which opened America's doors to immigrants from all over the world. As a result, approximately one million immigrants legally enter the United States each year and bring with them religious traditions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religiously pluralistic society that has ever existed. Burns acknowledges the struggle that many people face when seeking a deeper spirituality and do not know where or how to begin, and seeks to guide readers through the confusion and back to the meaning of spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761841272
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/05/2008
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1 The New Religious America 1

2 Spirituality Today 10

3 Catholic Mystics and Spiritual Writers 19

4 Lay Spirituality and Prayer 40

5 Catholic Feminist Theology and Spirituality 56

6 Hispanic Theology and Spirituality in the United States 72

7 African-American Theology and Spirituality 82

8 Devotional Catholicism 90

9 The Charismatic Movement (Renewal) 95

10 "Spiritual" but Not "Religious" 106

Conclusion 113

Notes 115

Index 125

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