9780743261449-0743261445-A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

ISBN-13: 9780743261449
ISBN-10: 0743261445
Author: Steinfels, Peter
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780743261449
ISBN-10: 0743261445
Author: Steinfels, Peter
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback 448 pages

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Acknowledged authors Steinfels, Peter wrote A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America comprising 448 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0743261445 and 9780743261449. Since then A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this widely acclaimed book that will long remain an indispensable work on American religion and the Catholic Church, one of its most influential laymen in the United States says that the Roman Catholic Church in America must either reform profoundly or lapse into irreversible decline.
In addition to providing a spiritual identity for over 60 million Americans, the church is the nation's largest nongovernmental provider of education and social services, as well as the largest not-for-profit provider of health care. But even before the recent revelations about sex abuse by priests, American Catholicism was already heading for a major crisis, with its traditional leadership depleted by the decline in religious vocations and paralyzed by "theological gridlock."
Catholicism in the United States confronts hard choices among contrasting visions for the future, choices with huge implications for American life. Analyzing these choices in ways that escape all the familiar labels of conservative or liberal, Steinfels points to the directions the church must take to survive.

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