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The Catholic revolution : new wine, old wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council, Andrew Greeley

Label
The Catholic revolution : new wine, old wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
Title
The Catholic revolution
Title remainder
new wine, old wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Greeley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: How, a mere generation after Vatican Council II initiated the biggest reform since the Reformation, can the Catholic Church be in such deep trouble? The question resonates through this new book by Andrew Greeley, the most recognized, respected, and influential commentator on American Catholic life. A timely and much-needed review of forty years of Church history, The Catholic Revolution offers a genuinely new interpretation of the complex and radical shift in American Catholic attitudes since the second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Drawing on a wealth of data collected over the last thirty years, Greeley points to a rift between the higher and lower orders in the Church that began in the wake of Vatican Council II--when bishops, euphoric in their (temporary) freedom from the obstructions of the Roman Curia, introduced modest changes that nonetheless proved too much for still-rigid structures of Catholicism: the "new wine" burst the "old wineskins." As the Church leadership tried to reimpose the old order, clergy and the laity, newly persuaded that "unchangeable" Catholicism could in fact change, began to make their own reforms, sweeping away the old "rules" that no longer made sense. The revolution that Greeley describes brought about changes that continue to reverberate--in a chasm between leadership and laity, and in a whole generation of Catholics who have become Catholic on their own terms. Coming at a time of crisis and doubt for the Catholic Church, this richly detailed, deeply thoughtful analysis brings light and clarity to the years of turmoil that have shaken the foundations, if not the faith, of American Catholics
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DLC
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1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greeley, Andrew M.
Dewey number
282/.73/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BX830 1962
LC item number
.G64 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vatican Council
  • Catholic Church
Label
The Catholic revolution : new wine, old wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council, Andrew Greeley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210) and index
Contents
A Catholic revolution -- The "confident" church -- The wineskins burst -- What happened? -- "Effervescence" spreads from the council to the world -- How do they stay? -- New rules, new prophets, and beige Catholicism -- Only in America? -- Why they stay -- Priests -- Recovering the Catholic heritage -- Religious education and beauty -- Authority as charm -- Liturgists and the laity
Control code
ocm52477203
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780520238176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012768
System control number
(Sirsi) 777170
Label
The Catholic revolution : new wine, old wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council, Andrew Greeley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210) and index
Contents
A Catholic revolution -- The "confident" church -- The wineskins burst -- What happened? -- "Effervescence" spreads from the council to the world -- How do they stay? -- New rules, new prophets, and beige Catholicism -- Only in America? -- Why they stay -- Priests -- Recovering the Catholic heritage -- Religious education and beauty -- Authority as charm -- Liturgists and the laity
Control code
ocm52477203
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780520238176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012768
System control number
(Sirsi) 777170

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