Abstract

Abstract:

How a church reformed by Vatican II should urge its faithful to engage with burning social issues came under fierce debate in the United States. Local settings offer the most vivid narratives of this conflict. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Catholics looked through the lens of Vatican II onto the city’s simmering racial discord—but the resulting image was not the same for everyone. By comparing Catholic reactions to the civil rights movement as these men and women were also experiencing epochal shifts in their faith lives, historians can better understand how a renewed and internalized connection between faith and civic life sharply inflects the role of religion in constructing community.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2161-8534
Print ISSN
2161-8542
Pages
pp. 1-30
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-24
Open Access
No
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