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Future of Catholicism in America

Future of Catholicism in America

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Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231191494
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 02/04/2019
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
Catholics constitute the largest religious community in the United States. Yet most American Catholics have never known a time when their church was not embroiled in controversies over liturgy, religious authority, cultural change, and gender and sexuality. Today, these arguments are taking place against the backdrop of Pope Francis's progressive agenda and the resurgence of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. What is the future of Catholicism in America? This volume considers the prospects at a pivotal moment. Contributors-scholars from sociology, theology, religious studies, and history-look at the church's evolving institutional structure, its increasing ethnic diversity, and its changing public presence. They explore the tensions among members of the hierarchy, between clergy and laity, and along lines of ethnicity, immigration status, class, generation, political affiliation, and degree of religious commitment. They conclude that American Catholicism's future will be pluriform-reflecting the variety of cultural, political, ideological, and spiritual points of view that typify the multicultural, democratic society of which Catholics constitute so large a part.

Mark Silk, Patricia O'Connell Killen

Patricia O'Connell Killen is professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University. Her books include The Art of Theological Reflection (1994) and Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone (2004). Mark Silk is professor of religion in public life and director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College. He is the author of Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America (1995) and coeditor of Religion by Region, an eight-volume series on religion and public life in the United States, among others.

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