Download PDF by Thomas A. Tweed: America's Church: The National Shrine and Catholic Presence

By Thomas A. Tweed

ISBN-10: 0199782989

ISBN-13: 9780199782987

The nationwide Shrine in Washington, DC has been deeply enjoyed, blithely neglected, and passionately criticized. it's been praised as a "dazzling jewel" and brushed aside as a "towering Byzantine seashore ball." during this fascinating and creative e-book, Thomas Tweed exhibits that the Shrine can be an illuminating web site from which to inform the tale of twentieth-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative round six topics that signify U.S. Catholicism, and he ties those issues to the Shrine's fabric culture--to photos, artifacts, or devotional areas. therefore he starts with the Basilica's starting place stone, weaving it right into a dialogue of "brick and mortar" Catholicism, the force to construct associations. to spotlight the Church's inclination to attract ladies, he seems at fund-raising for the Mary Memorial Altar, and he specializes in the Filipino oratory to Our woman of Antipolo to demonstrate the Church's outreach to immigrants. all through, he employs painstaking detective paintings to polish a mild at the many aspects of yank Catholicism mirrored within the shrine.

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