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Perseverance in the parish? (2017)

religious attitudes from a Black Catholic perspective

in: Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

African American Catholics, Church attendance, Religious life, Attitudes

Languages

English

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781108123655, 9781107191761, 9781316642153

Pages

xvi, 184

DOI

10.1017/9781108123655

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