Catholic Labyrinth Power, Apathy, and a Passion for Reform in the American Church

ISBN-10: 0199751188

ISBN-13: 9780199751181

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter McDonough

List price: $33.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

Sexual abuse scandals, declining attendance, a meltdown in the number of priests and nuns, the closing of many parishes and parochial schools-all have shaken American Catholicism. Yet conservatives have increasingly dominated the church hierarchy.InThe Catholic Labyrinth, Peter McDonough tells a tale of multiple struggles that animate various groups-the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Voice of the Faithful, and the Leadership Roundtable chief among them-pushing to modernize the church. One contest pits reformers against those who back age-old standards of sexual behavior and gender roles. Another area of contention, involving efforts to maintain the church's far-flung operations in education, social services, and healthcare, raises constitutional issues about the separation of church and state. Once a sidebar to this debate, the bishops' campaign to control the terms of employment and access to contraceptives in church-sponsored ministries has fueled conflict further.McDonough draws on behind-the-scenes documentation and personal interviews with leading reformers and "loyalists" to explore how both retrenchment and resistance to clericalism have played out in American Catholicism. Despite growing support for optional celibacy among priests, the ordination of women, and similar changes, and in the midst of numerous departures from the church, immigration and a lingering reaction against the upheavals of the sixties have helped sustain a popular traditionalism among "Catholics in the pews." So have the polemics of Catholic neoconservatives. These demographic and cultural factors-as well as the silent dissent of those who simply ignore rather than oppose the church's more regressive positions-have reinforced a culture of deference that impedes reform. At the same time, selective managerial improvements show promise of advancing incremental change.Timely and incisive,The Catholic Labyrinthcaptures the church at a historical crossroads, as advocates for change struggle to reconcile religious mores with the challenges of modernity.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Careers in Engineering Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction
The Matrix of American Catholicism
The Dynamics of Tradition
Overview
Prisoners in the Promised Land: Neoconservatism as Culture and Strategy
Feminism versus the Family?
Welfare Reform, American Values, and the Triumph of Catholic Neoconservatism
Overview
Conciliarism and Other Dormant Traditions
Managerialism and the Catholic Deficit
Overview
SNAP and the Strategy of Confrontation
Voice of the Faithful and the Struggle for Catholic Pluralism
The Leadership Roundtable and the Long March through the Institutions
Future Church and the Fog of Reform
Overview
Two Steps Forward…
In the Labyrinth
Conclusion
Conjecture
Notes
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×