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The Resource Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan

Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan

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Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931
Title
Faithful passages
Title remainder
American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931
Statement of responsibility
James Emmett Ryan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roman Catholic writers in colonial America played only a minority role in debates about religion, politics, morality, national identity, and literary culture. However, the commercial print revolution of the nineteenth century, combined with the arrival of many European Catholic immigrants, provided a vibrant evangelical nexus in which Roman Catholic print discourse would thrive among a tightly knit circle of American writers and readers. James Emmett Ryan's pathbreaking study follows the careers of important nineteenth-century religionists including Orestes Brownson, Isaac Hecker, Anna Hanson Dorsey, and Cardinal James Gibbons, tracing the distinctive literature that they created during the years that non-Catholic writers like Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson were producing iconic works of American literature. Faithful Passages also reveals new dimensions in American religious literary culture by moving beyond the antebellum period to consider how the first important cohort of Catholic writers shaped their message for subsequent generations of readers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Perhaps most strikingly, Ryan shows that by the early twentieth century, Roman Catholic themes and traditions in American literature would be advanced in complex ways by mainstream, non-Catholic modernist writers like Kate Chopin and Willa Cather. Catholic literary culture in the United States took shape in a myriad of ways and at the hands of diverse participants. The process by which Roman Catholic ideas, themes, and moralities were shared and adapted by writers with highly differentiated beliefs, Ryan contends, illuminates a surprising fluidity of religious commitment and expression in early U.S. literary culture.-from back cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Ryan, James Emmett
Dewey number
810.9/921282
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.C3
LC item number
R93 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American thought and culture
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  • Catholic Church
  • American literature
  • Christian literature, American
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholic Church
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholics
  • Christian literature, American
  • Literature
  • United States
Label
Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Orestes Brownson in Young America: Popular Books and Catholic Criticism; 2. Print Evangelism: Father Hecker's American Mission; 3. Entering the Mainstream: The Fiction of Jedediah Huntington and Anna Hanson Dorsey; 4. Sentimental Catechism: James Gibbons and Literary Devotionalism; 5. Trading Religion for Feminism: Kate O'Flaherty Chopin's Bayou Catholics; 6. "A Kind Woman in Heaven": Willa Cather's Religious Aesthetic; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Control code
828720547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299192256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10659934
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450475
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828720547
Label
Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Orestes Brownson in Young America: Popular Books and Catholic Criticism; 2. Print Evangelism: Father Hecker's American Mission; 3. Entering the Mainstream: The Fiction of Jedediah Huntington and Anna Hanson Dorsey; 4. Sentimental Catechism: James Gibbons and Literary Devotionalism; 5. Trading Religion for Feminism: Kate O'Flaherty Chopin's Bayou Catholics; 6. "A Kind Woman in Heaven": Willa Cather's Religious Aesthetic; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Control code
828720547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299192256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10659934
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
450475
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828720547

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