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Spanning nearly 500 years, The American Catholic Experience describes the Catholic experience from the arrival of Columbus and the other European explorers to the present day. Jay P. Dolan discusses Catholicism as it spread across the New World, transforming - and being transformed by - the land and its people. The book traces the evolution of the urban ethnic communitiesSpanning nearly 500 years, The American Catholic Experience describes the Catholic experience from the arrival of Columbus and the other European explorers to the present day. Jay P. Dolan discusses Catholicism as it spread across the New World, transforming - and being transformed by - the land and its people. The book traces the evolution of the urban ethnic communities by examining the vital contributions of the immigrant church to Catholicism. Finally, Dolan examines the controversy of the modern church and the extraordinary changes in the Catholic consciousness as it comes to grips with such contemporary social and theological issues as war and peace, the arms race, abortion, social justice, the ordination of women, and a married clergy....

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ISBN : 9780268006396
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 504 Pages
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American Catholic Experience: Theology Reviews

  • Bob Bellamy
    2018-10-24 01:34

    Impressive in scope, Dolan's book covers a wealth of material. Oftentimes, the author seems to prescribe rather than describe. His thesis of an American Catholic Church returning to a maybe-non-existent republican interlude of Church history fails in multiple ways. His discussion of immigrants, though, is particularly strong and he does provide interesting and good information. While I stand very much apart from the author in conclusions, I do commend him for his work.

  • Grace
    2018-10-20 01:59

    Dolan wrote his history by topic rather than strict chronology. As a result, time jumps around quite a bit and certain people or events are treated multiple times under different sections. He also manages to write about the American Experience with hardly more than a word about the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam War, Korean War, or any other conflict besides the Revolution.