Inculturation and the Church in North America

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Inculturation and the Church in North America

This fourth volume of the Church in the 21st Century series discusses the relation between Catholic faith and the secular culture.

Topics in this volume include

  • the role of Catholics in American political culture;
  • young adult Catholic culture;
  • gender and Catholic political life;
  • women theologians and their impact;
  • the power of the laity;
  • business culture and the Church;
  • the sectarian threat;
  • U.S. Hispanic Marian devotion;
  • and collective identity.

What does the Church look like to outsiders? How do Catholics understand their shared identity from within? How do Catholics participate in the Church, and what is distinctive about the church in diverse settings? In Inculturation and the Church in North America, T. Frank Kennedy introduces the work of leading Catholic theologians, writers, and scholars to address the challenge of inculturation in the North American context.

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These highly interesting essays, written by so many articulate and passionately committed persons, are timely, informative, and a joy to read. The central issues of these volumes are of such critical importance for the Church today that one can only pray that these studies will trigger further sustained conversation, and God willing, serve as a catalyst for real action.”
John A. O’Brien, Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame

9780824524388
Paperback / 256 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4
HERDER & HERDER, 2007