Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic

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Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic

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Description

This book examines how Catholics in the early nineteenth-century Ohio Valley—despite the evangelical success of the Protestant faith during the Second Great Awakening —expanded their church, strengthened their connections to Rome, and sought fellowship with their non-Catholic neighbors. Using extensive correspondence, reports, diaries, court documents, apologetical works, and other records of Catholic clergy, the book shows how Catholic leadership successfully pursued strategies of growth in frontier regions while continually weighing major decisions against established Protestant doctrine. This book helps restore Catholicism to the story of religious development in the Early Republic and emphasizes the importance of clerical and lay efforts to make sacred the landscape of the New West.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2486-5

eISBN

978-0-8131-7293-4 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3881-7 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.001.0001

Keywords

Catholics, Ohio Valley, Second Great Awakening, Catholic clergy, Catholic leadership, Protestants, Catholicism

Disciplines

History | History of Religion