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Boston Priests, 1848-1910

A Study of Social and Intellectual Change

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ISBN 9780674421073

Publication Date: 01/01/1973

276 pages


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. 1848 to 1866: “Varieties of Religious Experience”
    • The Philosopher-Kings
    • Father John T. Roddan
    • Father John Boyce
  • II. 1866 to 1880: Polarization
    • The Immigrants and the City
    • The Immigrants and Archbishop John J. Williams
    • Williams’ Associates and Irish Catholicism
    • A Different Response: Priests of the “Generation of ’45”
    • The Third Generation of Priests and Irish Catholicism
    • Signs and Portents: 1866 to 1880
  • III. 1880 to 1890: Drift, and Some Mastery
    • An Unsettled Decade
    • The Role of the Jesuits at Boston College
  • IV. 1890 to 1910: New Sources and Functions of Authority
    • Prologue to the 1890s
    • “Americanism”
    • A Death—Or Two—in the Family
    • The Lowell Offering
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Archival Materials
  • Selected Works
  • Index

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