Perseverance in the parish?: religious attitudes from a Black Catholic perspective

African American Catholics, though small in number and historically the targets of racial intolerance, are now the backbone of the church. The vast majority of African American Catholics do not perceive racial marginalization and intolerance in the church. African American Catholics are among the st...

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Main Author: Davis, Darren W.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017.
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics
Further subjects:B African American Catholics ; Attitudes
B African American Catholics Religious life
B African American Catholics ; Religious life
B African American Catholics Attitudes
B Church Attendance
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9781107191761
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Summary:African American Catholics, though small in number and historically the targets of racial intolerance, are now the backbone of the church. The vast majority of African American Catholics do not perceive racial marginalization and intolerance in the church. African American Catholics are among the strongest religious identifiers in the church, while whites show a more fragile Catholic identity. The Catholic church may have finally overcome its racist past for the vast majority of African American Catholics, but serious concerns remain for white Catholics. Based on data from a national religion survey, this book explores religious attitudes from an African American Catholic perspective.
African American Catholics and contradictions -- The shaping of an African American Catholic identity -- African American Catholics in the American religious context -- Religious engagement, religiosity, and faithfulness -- Race and the reliance on the parish priest -- Perceptions of racial intolerance -- Racial resentment among white Catholics -- A new narrative
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Sep 2017)
ISBN:1108123651
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781108123655