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The Resource Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration, Matthew J. Cressler

Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration, Matthew J. Cressler

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Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration
Title
Authentically Black and truly Catholic
Title remainder
the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Cressler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chicago has been known as the Black Metropolis. But before the Great Migration, Chicago could have been called the Catholic Metropolis, with its skyline defined by parish spires as well as by industrial smoke stacks and skyscrapers. This book uncovers the intersection of the two. Authentically Black and Truly Catholic traces the developments within the church in Chicago to show how Black Catholic activists in the 1960s and 1970s made Black Catholicism as we know it today. The sweep of the Great Migration brought many Black migrants face-to-face with white missionaries for the first time and transformed the religious landscape of the urban North. The hopes migrants had for their new home met with the desires of missionaries to convert entire neighborhoods. Missionaries and migrants forged fraught relationships with one another and tens of thousands of Black men and women became Catholic in the middle decades of the twentieth century as a result. These Black Catholic converts saved failing parishes by embracing relationships and ritual life that distinguished them from the evangelical churches proliferating around them. They praised the "quiet dignity" of the Latin Mass, while distancing themselves from the gospel choirs, altar calls, and shouts of "amen!" increasingly common in Black evangelical churches. Their unique rituals and relationships came under intense scrutiny in the late 1960s, when a growing group of Black Catholic activists sparked a revolution in U.S. Catholicism
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DLC
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Cressler, Matthew J
Dewey number
282/.7731108996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1407.N4
LC item number
C74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • African American Catholics
Label
Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration, Matthew J. Cressler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Migrants and missionaries: "foreign missions" on the south side of Chicago -- Becoming Catholic: education, evangelization, and conversion -- The living stations of the cross: Black Catholic difference in the Black metropolis -- Black Catholics and Black power: concerned Black Catholics and the struggle for self-determination -- Becoming Black Catholics: the Black Catholic movement and the rise of Black Catholicism
Control code
ocn982444915
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781479841325
Lccn
2017008077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982444915
Label
Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the great migration, Matthew J. Cressler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Migrants and missionaries: "foreign missions" on the south side of Chicago -- Becoming Catholic: education, evangelization, and conversion -- The living stations of the cross: Black Catholic difference in the Black metropolis -- Black Catholics and Black power: concerned Black Catholics and the struggle for self-determination -- Becoming Black Catholics: the Black Catholic movement and the rise of Black Catholicism
Control code
ocn982444915
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781479841325
Lccn
2017008077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982444915

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