ISBN-10:
0791422291
ISBN-13:
9780791422298
Pub. Date:
10/01/1994
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
The Rise and Fall of Catholic Religious Orders: A Social Movement Perspective

The Rise and Fall of Catholic Religious Orders: A Social Movement Perspective

by Patricia Wittberg

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ISBN-13: 9780791422298
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/01/1994
Series: SUNY series in Religion, Culture, and Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Patricia Wittberg, S.C. is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Indianpolis.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Preface

1. The Extent of the Problem

Part One: Preliminary Definitions and Theoretical Background

2. Theories of Ideology
3. Roman Catholic Religious Life

Part Two: Mobilization of Religious Virtuosi

4. Personal Incentives for Membership
5. Mobilization of Resources by Religious Orders
6. Frame Alignment and Religious Virtuosity
7. Elements of Virtuoso Ideologies
8. Ideological Supports for Religious Virtuosity
9. Determinants of Ideological Change

Part Three: Perspectives on Movement Decay

10. Previous Decline Periods in Religious Orders
11. Religious Orders as Intentional Communities

Part Four: The Present Collapse

12. A Brief History of U.S. Religious Orders
13. The Collapse of Ideology, I
14. The Collapse of Ideology, II
15. The Withdrawal of Resources
16. Conclusions

Glossary

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

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