Madonna of 115th Street Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950

ISBN-10: 0300157525

ISBN-13: 9780300157529

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Robert A. Orsi

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A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Robert A. Orsi's classic study of popular religion in Italian Harlem. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of empirically studying divine presences in human life. "The Madonna of 115th Streethas over the last quarter century become a classic of American religious history. There are few books that I have enjoyed teaching more over the years and even fewer that have taught me as much about American Catholic history."--Leigh E. Schmidt, author ofHearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Popular Religion and Italian Harlem
The Days and Nights of the Festa
Italian Harlem
The Origins of the Devotion to Mount Carmel in Italian Harlem
The Domus-Centered Society
Conflicts in the Domus
Women in Italian Harlem
Toward an Inner History of Immigration
The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street
The Devotion and the Community of Immigrants
The Devotion and the People's Faithfulness to Italy and Southern Italian Traditions
The Devotion and the Domus
The Shaping of Cora Harlem
The Community Reveals Itself to Itself
The Devotion and the Larger Collectivities of the City and Nation
Healing and the Sense World of the Festa
The Italian Way of Being Human
The Festa and the World of Work
From Suffering to Sacrifice
Women and the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street
The Theology of the Streets
A Note on Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography
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