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Seasons of Grace is a history of the Catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s. More than a chronicle of clerical successions and institutional expansion, the book also examines those social and cultural influences that affected the development of the Catholic community. To document the course of institutional growth in the diocese, Tentler devotes a portion of the book to tracing the evolution of administrative structures at the Chancery and the founding of parishes, parochial schools, and social welfare organizations. Substantial attention is also given to the social history of the Catholic community, reflected in changes in religious practice, parish life and governance, and the role of women in church organizations and in devotional activities. Tentler also discusses the issue of Catholics in state and local politics and Catholic practice with regard to abortion, contraception, and intermarriage.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Part I: 1833–1887
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. 1. Three Bishops
  2. pp. 13-33
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  1. 2. The Diocesan Clergy: The First Fifty Years
  2. pp. 34-55
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  1. 3. Religion and Parish Life: The Experience of the Laity
  2. pp. 56-82
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  1. 4. Catholic Education: The Foundation Years
  2. pp. 83-97
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  1. 5. Catholics in a Non-Catholic World
  2. pp. 98-112
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  1. Part II: 1888–1918
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. 6. The Foley Episcopate
  2. pp. 115-136
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  1. 7. The Diocesan Clergy: The Foley Years
  2. pp. 137-165
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  1. 8. The Laity: A Time of Transition
  2. pp. 166-229
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  1. 9. Catholic Sisters, Catholic Schools
  2. pp. 230-260
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. 10. Catholics and the Larger Society
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Part III: 1919–1958
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  1. 11. Maturity: The Gallagher and Mooney Episcopates
  2. pp. 297-365
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  1. 12. The Diocesan Clergy
  2. pp. 366-401
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  1. 13. The Laity
  2. pp. 402-442
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  1. 14. Catholic Education
  2. pp. 443-472
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  1. 15. Catholics in a Changing World
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. 361
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  1. Epilogue: From 1958 to the Present
  2. pp. 519-528
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 362-365
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 577-598
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  1. Illustrations
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  2. pp. 468-472
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Notes1
  2. pp. 563-575
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814343999
Related ISBN
9780814344002
MARC Record
OCLC
1036939156
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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