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Author McGreevy, John T., author.

Title Catholicism : a global history from the French Revolution to Pope Francis / John T. McGreevy.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Independent publishers since 1923, [2022]
1 hold on first copy returned of 10 copies


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  282.09 MCGREEVY    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  282.0903 MCGREEVY    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  282.09 MCGREEVY    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 513 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-493) and index.
Summary "A magisterial history of the centuries-long conflict between "progress" and "tradition" in the world's largest international institution. The story of Roman Catholicism has never followed a singular path. In no time period has this been more true than over the last two centuries. Beginning with the French Revolution, extending to the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, and concluding with present-day crises, John T. McGreevy chronicles the dramatic upheavals and internal divisions shaping the most multicultural, multilingual, and global institution in the world. Through powerful individual stories and sweeping birds-eye views, Catholicism provides a mesmerizing assessment of the Church's complex role in modern history: both shaper and follower of the politics of nation states, both conservator of hierarchies and evangelizer of egalitarianism. McGreevy documents the hopes and ambitions of European missionaries building churches and schools in all corners of the world, African Catholics fighting for political (and religious) independence, Latin American Catholics attracted to a theology of liberation, and Polish and South Korean Catholics demanding democratic governments. He includes a vast cast of riveting characters, known and unknown, including the Mexican revolutionary Fr. Servando Teresa de Mier; Daniel O'Connell, hero of Irish emancipation; Sr. Josephine Bakhita, a formerly enslaved Sudanese nun; Chinese statesman Ma Xiaobang; French philosopher and reformer Jacques Maritain; German Jewish philosopher and convert, Edith Stein; John Paul II, Polish pope and opponent of communism; Gustavo GutiƩrrez, Peruvian founder of liberation theology; and French American patron of modern art, Dominique de Menil. Throughout this essential volume, McGreevy details currents of reform within the Church as well as movements protective of traditional customs and beliefs. Conflicts with political leaders and a devotional revival in the nineteenth century, the experiences of decolonization after World War II and the Second Vatican Council in the twentieth century, and the trauma of clerical sexual abuse in the twenty-first all demonstrate how religion shapes our modern world. Finally, McGreevy addresses the challenges faced by Pope Francis as he struggles to unite the over one billion members of the world's largest religious community."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Catholic Church -- History -- Modern period, 1500-
Other Form: ebook version : 9781324003892
ISBN 9781324003885
9781324003892 (epub)
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