Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America (Paperback)Paula M. Kane (author)
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Drawing on accounts by clerical authorities, ordinary Catholics, doctors, and journalists - as well as on medicine, anthropology, and gender studies - Kane explores American Catholic mysticism, setting it in the context of life after World War I and showing the war's impact on American Christianity. Sister Thorn's life, she reveals, marks the beginning of a transition among Catholics from a devotional, Old World piety to a newly confident role in American society.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Full of insight and surprises.--America
To be sure, this is required reading for anyone interested in Catholic studies. But American religious historians of all stripes should read this book, which stands as a paradigm example of how to connect an intensely local topic with broader themes of modernity, ethnicity, gender, urbanization, assimilation, globalization, and the like.--BeforeItsNews.com
Sister Thorn is an impressive work of scholarship.--Catholic Books Review
The clarity and accessibility of the writing is exceeded only by Kane's expert analysis. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.--Choice
[An] innovative approach to anthropologically-informed history. . . . Likely to become standard reading for students of American religious history.--Religion in American History
Shed[s] new insights on many topics relevant to the study of modern American Catholicism. . . . Provides a detailed window into Reilly's world.--The Journal of Religion
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