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

Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan, (electronic book)

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, James Emmett
Dewey number
810.9/921282
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.C3
LC item number
R93 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American thought and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Christian literature, American
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholic Church
Label
Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10659934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 247 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299290634
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Faithful passages : American Catholicism in literary culture, 1844-1931, James Emmett Ryan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10659934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 247 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299290634
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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