Religion and Public Life in New England: Steady Habits Changing Slowly ( Religion By Region Series) / Edition 1

Religion and Public Life in New England: Steady Habits Changing Slowly ( Religion By Region Series) / Edition 1

by Andrew Walsh, Mark Silk, Stephen Prothero, James M. O'Toole, Michele Dillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759106290

ISBN-13: 9780759106291

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Although stoical New Englanders may not be showy about it, religion continues to play a powerful role in their culture. In fact, their very reticence to discuss religion may stem from long-standing religious divisions in the region. Beginning in the 1840s, Catholics flocked to the region and soon challenged the Protestant establishment. Tensions between the

Overview

Although stoical New Englanders may not be showy about it, religion continues to play a powerful role in their culture. In fact, their very reticence to discuss religion may stem from long-standing religious divisions in the region. Beginning in the 1840s, Catholics flocked to the region and soon challenged the Protestant establishment. Tensions between the powerful mainline Protestant minority and the Catholic majority continues to today. This third volume in the Religion by Region series devotes many of its pages to these two dominant groups. Yet the roles of Conservative Protestants, African Americans & Jews are not overlooked. Religion and Public Life in New England also imagines the long-term effects of recent developments such as the arrival of non-Judeo-Christian religions to the region and the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal. Religion and Public Life in New England provides a very readable account of religion in this most regional of U.S. regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106291
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Religion by Region Series , #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Demographic Layout: A Tale of Two New Englands 2 Catholics I: Majority Faith with a Minority Mindset 3 Catholics II: In the Flux of Crisis 4 Mainline Protestants: Custodians of a Community 5 Conservative Protestants 6 Jews and African-Americans: Holding Down the Fort 7 Conclusion—On Common Ground

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