The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 / Edition 3

The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 / Edition 3

by Robert A. Orsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300157525

ISBN-13: 9780300157529

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Robert A. Orsi’s classic study of popular religion in Italian Harlem. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of empirically studying divine presences in human life.

"The Madonna of 115th Street has over the last quarter century become a

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A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Robert A. Orsi’s classic study of popular religion in Italian Harlem. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of empirically studying divine presences in human life.

"The Madonna of 115th Street has over the last quarter century become a classic of American religious history. There are few books that I have enjoyed teaching more over the years and even fewer that have taught me as much about American Catholic history."—Leigh E. Schmidt, author of Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300157529
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
181,350
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Popular Religion and Italian Harlem
1The Days and Nights of the Festa1
2Italian Harlem14
3The Origins of the Devotion to Mount Carmel in Italian Harlem50
4The Domus-Centered Society75
5Conflicts in the Domus107
6Toward an Inner History of Immigration150
7The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street163
8The Theology of the Streets219
A Note on Abbreviations233
Notes235
Selected Bibliography271
Index283

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