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James Gibbons of Baltimore

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195139860
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139860.003.0011
 James Gibbons of Baltimore

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Archbishop of Baltimore James Gibbons’s book Faith of Our Fathers, an apologetic work meant on the surface for an American Protestant audience rather than a catechism for Catholics, was shaped by the evangelical attacks against his church. The book sought to explain to “fair-minded readers” how Catholics are Christians, how they are the best Christians of all, how they are misunderstood, and how they are as good Americans as anybody else. This sort of instruction was needed both by American Catholics and Protestants.

Keywords: James Gibbons; Catholics; Protestants; religion

Chapter.  7160 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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