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The Resource Practicing Catholic, James Carroll

Practicing Catholic, James Carroll

Label
Practicing Catholic
Title
Practicing Catholic
Statement of responsibility
James Carroll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This personal history of the American Catholic Church during writer Carroll's lifetime traces the transformation of a medieval institution, suspicious of American ideas of freedom and democracy, into a church that has begun to embrace basic American principles of pluralism and respect for conscience. The book tells the story of heroes (Pope John XXIII, Thomas Merton, Cardinal Richard Cushing, William Sloane Coffin), and great events (Vatican II, the Kennedys, the end of the Cold War). Considering the new meaning of belief in a secular world, it stands against the fundamentalisms of "neo-atheists" as well as of born-again Christians. The book shows how and why the world needs a renewed, rational, vital Catholic Church. For Carroll, faith is a practice--like all practice, it aims at getting better.--From publisher description
  • An evaluation of America's impact on Catholicism draws on the author's life and experiences to trace the church's transformation from a reactionary monolith to an institution in which the deepest aspects of faith are being re-examined
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, James
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.C327
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, James
  • Carroll, James
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Practicing Catholic, James Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born Catholic -- The God of my youth -- Coming of age -- The council -- A new language -- Sex and power -- Thou art a priest -- The scandal -- Religion and terror -- A writer's faith
Control code
245022073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780618670185
Lccn
2008037386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)245022073
Label
Practicing Catholic, James Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born Catholic -- The God of my youth -- Coming of age -- The council -- A new language -- Sex and power -- Thou art a priest -- The scandal -- Religion and terror -- A writer's faith
Control code
245022073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780618670185
Lccn
2008037386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)245022073

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