By Kevin Schmiesing
Editor Kevin Schmiesing has accumulated a unique crew of students who, in numerous methods, name into query traditional tale strains by means of highlighting formerly missed Catholic rules and participants. outfitted on plentiful proof and using willing perception, each one essay is the results of state-of-the-art learn in fields starting from ancient examine on Puritan New England and the antebellum South to the heritage of abortion to the twentieth-century papacy.
Students and students of spiritual historical past, Catholic historians, and an individual attracted to the intersection of faith and background will all locate right here a lot to interest—and perhaps even surprise—in the chapters' arguments about the deficiencies of history's dominant narratives. The volume's specialise in the heritage of Catholics within the usa makes it crucial studying for somebody trying to comprehend where of Catholicism within the American tale.
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