Catholicism in Motion: The Church in American Society

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A collection of articles by sociologist James D. Davidson, Ph.D., on issues facing Catholics in the United States. The book looks at the state of Catholicism in America past, present, and future, and at the average American Catholic from economical, political, social, and cultural standpoints. Part II of the book examines opportunities and challenges facing contemporary Catholics, including clergy issues and parish education. The final section is devoted to current beliefs and ...

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Overview

A collection of articles by sociologist James D. Davidson, Ph.D., on issues facing Catholics in the United States. The book looks at the state of Catholicism in America past, present, and future, and at the average American Catholic from economical, political, social, and cultural standpoints. Part II of the book examines opportunities and challenges facing contemporary Catholics, including clergy issues and parish education. The final section is devoted to current beliefs and practices of American Catholics.

Well-researched, this book is an informative collection of important data. It includes graphs and indexes for easy interpretation of what is presented. Every Catholic will find it enlightening and motivating, and all Church leaders will want to read this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764813450
  • Publisher: Liguori Publications
  • Publication date: 11/22/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

James Davidson (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of sociology at Purdue University, with specialization in the sociology of religion, particularly studies of American Catholicism. In addition to a bi-weekly column for diocesan newspapers throughout the United States, he is the author of numerous books. Davidson's books have been highly praised and widely used in both church and academic circles.

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