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Author Gehring, John, 1974- author.

Title The Francis effect : a radical pope's challenge to the American Catholic Church / John Gehring
Published Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 267 pages)
Contents Why I write -- The Francis revolution begins -- The making of a cultural warrior church -- Catholic progressivism on the march: new deal to Vatican II -- Rise of the religious right & a power struggle in the church -- The battle for Catholic identity -- The Francis era in America -- A Francis effect on U.S. politics? -- The search for common ground -- Millennials, Latinos and the future of the church in America
Summary This book explores how a church once known as a force for social justice became known for a few key wedge issues, then looks at the opportunities for change in the "age of Francis." The first non-European pope in more than a millennium, Pope Francis is shaking up a church that has been mired in scandal and demoralized by devastating headlines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Francis, Pope, 1936- -- Influence
Francis, Pope, 1936-
Catholic Church -- United States
Catholic Church.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021676975
ISBN 144224321X