Perseverance in the parish? : religious attitudes from a Black Catholic perspective / Darren W. Davis (University of Notre Dame), Donald B. Pope-Davis (New Mexico State University).
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics
Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics
xvi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- African American Catholics -- Religious life.
African American Catholics -- Attitudes.
- African American Catholics, though small in number and historically the targets of racial intolerance, are now the backbone of the church. The vast majority of African American Catholics do not perceive racial marginalization and intolerance in the church. African American Catholics are among the strongest religious identifiers in the church, while whites show a more fragile Catholic identity. The Catholic church may have finally overcome its racist past for the vast majority of African American Catholics, but serious concerns remain for white Catholics. Based on data from a national religion survey, this book explores religious attitudes from an African American Catholic perspective.
- African American Catholics and contradictions
The shaping of an African American Catholic identity
African American Catholics in the American religious context
Religious engagement, religiosity, and faithfulness
Race and the reliance on the parish priest
Perceptions of racial intolerance
Racial resentment among white Catholics
A new narrative.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-170) and index.
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