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Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith

Jerome P. Baggett

Abstract

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 the modern world? For this book 300 intensive interviews were conducted with members of six parishes to explore all aspects of this question. The book acts as an act of listening that allows ordinary Catholics to speak for themselves about how they understand their faith and how they draw upon it to find purpos ... More

Keywords: cafeteria Catholic, American culture, American Catholics, faith, the Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326956
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326956.001.0001

Authors

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Jerome P. Baggett, author
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
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Contents

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PART I Getting Situated: The View from Afar

PART II Leaning Closer: Examining the Brushstrokes

PART III Stepping Back: Thinking about the Big Picture