Washington and Rome: The History of Catholicism in American Culture

Washington and Rome: The History of Catholicism in American Culture

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ISBN-13: 9780268019525
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.23(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author


Michael Zöller is Chair of Political Sociology and Director of the Center of American Studies at Bayreuth University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
vii
Preface. Catholicism in the United States: A Cultural Improbability ix
European Outposts in Colonial America (1492--1789)
1(36)
From Florida to Sonoma: The Spanish Belt
2(9)
From Arcadia to Louisiana: The French Crescent
11(7)
England under Different Conditions: The Atlantic Coast Colonies
18(19)
Self-Assertion in the New World (1789--1865)
37(50)
Revolution and Religion
37(8)
The Development of Ecclesiastical Structures
45(18)
The Americanization of American Religion
63(4)
Catholicism as an Immigrant Church
67(11)
Cultural War in America
78(5)
North and South, White and Black, Progressive and Conservative
83(4)
The Struggle to Define Catholicism's Own Position: The "Great Crisis" (1865--1908)
87(52)
Apologetics and Precursors of the Conflict: "Becoming a Catholic and Remaining an American"
88(7)
The Antagonists and the Issues
95(22)
Distance and Closeness to American Culture: The Key Issue in the Conflict
117(15)
The Catholic Milieu
132(7)
On the Way to the Center of America (1908--1963)
139(40)
The Cultural Climate after the First World War
139(3)
The Emergence of a National Catholic Public Sphere
142(19)
When All Was Still Right in the World
161(8)
"Well-off and Boring"?
169(10)
A World without Nuns (1963--1986)
179(30)
The Earthquake
179(10)
"Churchmice": The Sociology of Activism
189(12)
Unsuccessful Mobilization
201(8)
On Being Catholic in America
209(34)
The End of the Downhill Trend
209(4)
The New Ethnics
213(9)
Priests, Clerical Training, and Theology
222(12)
Schools and Universities: The Social Capital of American Catholicism
234(9)
Afterword 243(28)
Religious Individualism and the Church as a Cultural Principle: The American Road to Rome
243(4)
Appendix: Statistical Data for the Period 1950--1993
1. Explanatory Notes
247(1)
2. General Statistics about American Catholicism (1950--1993)
248(2)
3. List of American Dioceses
250(5)
Bibliography
1. Annotated Bibliography
255(1)
2. References
256(15)
Index 271

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