The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962

The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962

by James Terence Fisher
     
 

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James Fisher argues that Catholic culture was transformed when products of the "immigrant church," largely inspired by converts like Dorothy Day, launched a variety of spiritual, communitarian, and literary experiments. He also explores the life and works of Thomas A. Dooley and Jack Kerouac to show that their experiences signaled a new Catholic appreciation of the…  See more details below

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James Fisher argues that Catholic culture was transformed when products of the "immigrant church," largely inspired by converts like Dorothy Day, launched a variety of spiritual, communitarian, and literary experiments. He also explores the life and works of Thomas A. Dooley and Jack Kerouac to show that their experiences signaled a new Catholic appreciation of the American tradition of creative freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807849491
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Studies in Religion Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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[A] ground-breaking study. . . . [Fisher illuminates] the conflicting definitions of Catholic differentness co-existing in early twentieth-century America, as well as the tentativeness and subjectivity of those definitions.--American Quarterly

Fisher presents solidly useful results in this elegant analysis of selected figures in modern American Catholicism.--American Studies

A fascinating book that puts into conversation certain figures (Day, Dooley, Merton, Kerouac) in the pluralistic strands of twentieth-century America in ways that illuminate each.--David Tracy

Meet the Author

James Terence Fisher is the Danforth Chair in Humanities and Professor in Theological Studies and History at Saint Louis University. His other works include Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961.

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