A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

By: Peter Steinfels

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In this widely acclaimed book that will long remain an indispensable work on American religion and the Catholic Church, one of its most influential laymen in the United States says that the Roman Catholic Church in America must either reform profoundly or lapse into irreversible decline.
In addition to providing a spiritual identity for over 60 million Americans, the church is the nation's largest nongovernmental provider of education and social services, as well as the largest not-for-profit provider of health care. But even before the recent revelations about sex abuse by priests, American Catholicism was already heading for a major crisis, with its traditional leadership depleted by the decline in religious vocations and paralyzed by "theological gridlock."
Catholicism in the United States confronts hard choices among contrasting visions for the future, choices with huge implications for American life. Analyzing these choices in ways that escape all the familiar labels of conservative or liberal, Steinfels points to the directions the church must take to survive.

Title: A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

Author Name: Peter Steinfels

Categories: Catholicism,

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2004-08-24

ISBN Number: 0743261445

ISBN Number 13: 9780743261449

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 020795

Description: *** Softcover in Very Good - condition. Binding tight, pages clean. No previous owner names. Crease to front cover, some light edgewear. ***