Sense of the Faithful

Sense of the Faithful

How American Catholics Live Their Faith

Book - 2009
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The image of the "cafeteria Catholic"--one who blithely picks and chooses those doctrines that suit him--is a staple of American culture. But are American Catholics really so nonchalant about how they integrate the ancient devotional practices of Catholicism with the everyday struggles of themodern world? For Sense of the Faithful, Jerome Baggett conducted 300 intensive interviews with members of six parishes to explore all aspects of this question. The book is an act of listening that allows ordinary Catholics to speak for themselves about how they understand their faith and how theydraw upon it to find purpose in their lives. Many American Catholics do indeed have an uneasy relationship with the official teachings of the Church and struggle to live faithfully amidst the challenges of the modern world. But Baggett finds that it is a genuine struggle, one that reveals a dynamicand self-aware relationship to the Church's teachings. Moving beyond the simplistic categories of national surveys and the politically-motivated pronouncements of pundits, Sense of the Faithful ultimately paints a more complex--and more accurate--portrait of what it is like to be Catholic in Americatoday.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780195326956
0195326954
Branch Call Number: 282.7309 BAGGETT
Characteristics: xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm.

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