American Catholics in Transition (Hardcover)

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The American Catholic Church has received much negative press in recent years, from priest abuse scandals to the investigation of nuns. But the heart of the church runs much deeper than these challenges, and the Catholic faith in Amer...

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William V. D’Antonio is research professor of sociology at The Catholic University of America and a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.He is the co-author or co-editor of fifteen books, includingAmerican Catholics Today.

Michele Dillon is professor and chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, and President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. She is the author of a number of books including Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith, and Power, andIn the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change (co-author Paul Wink). In 2012, she was the JE and Lillian Byrne Tipton Distinguished Visiting Professor in Catholic Studies, at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Mary L. Gautier is senior research associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. She is coauthor of a number of books, most recentlySame Call, Different Men: The Evolution of the Priesthood Since Vatican II.




The American Catholic Church has received much negative press in recent years, from priest abuse scandals to the investigation of nuns. But the heart of the church runs much deeper than these challenges, and the Catholic faith in America continues to evolve. American Catholics in Transition paints a vibrant picture of the diverse church today, outlining changes in the past as well as looking toward continuity and change in the future. The book looks at provocative topics facing Catholics today, including views on church authority, women’s’ role in the church, how Catholicism interacts with politics, how millennials and Hispanics are shaping the church, and more.

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ISBN 9781442219915
Genre RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
Format Hardcover
Pages 202
Publisher Date 2013-05-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.95 lb
Language English
Audience College/higher education
Authors D'Antonio, William V.

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