Habits of Devotion: Catholic Religious Practice in Twentieth-Century America (Cushwa Center Studies of Catholicism in Twentieth-Century America)

Habits of Devotion: Catholic Religious Practice in Twentieth-Century America (Cushwa Center Studies of Catholicism in Twentieth-Century America)

By: James M. O'Toole (editor)Paperback

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"For generations, American Catholics... lived out their faith through countless unremarkable routines. Deep questions of theology usually meant little to them, but parishioners clung to deeply ingrained habits of devotion, both public and private. Particular devotions changed over time, waxing or waning in popularity, but the habits endured: going to mass on Sunday, saying prayers privately and teaching their children to do the same, filling their homes with crucifixes and other religious images, participating in special services, blending the church's calendar of feast and fast days with the secular cycles of work and citizenship, negotiating their conformity (or not) to the church's demands regarding sexual behavior and even diet.... It was religious practice, carried out in daily and weekly observance, that embodied their faith, more than any abstract set of dogmas."-from the Introduction In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the "ordinary, week-to-week religion" of the majority of American Catholics. Their essays investigate prayer, devotion to Mary, confession, and the Eucharist as practiced by Catholics in the United States before and shortly after the Second Vatican Council. Contributors: Joseph P. Chinnic, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology; Paula M. Kane, University of Pittsburgh; Margaret M. McGuinness, Cabrini College; James M. O'Toole, Boston College

About Author

James M. O'Toole is Professor of History at Boston College. He is the author of Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 and Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, 1859-1944. He is also coeditor of Boston's Histories: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O'Connor.

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  • ISBN13: 9780801472558
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 298
  • ID: 9780801472558
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0801472555

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