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Studying the Political Culture of American Catholicism*

Gene Burns

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 57, issue 1, pages 37-53
Published in print January 1996 | ISSN: 1069-4404
e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI:
Studying the Political Culture of American Catholicism*

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This paper aims toward a better integration of the sociology of culture and the sociology of religion in the study of American Catholicism. It discusses Catholicism as a cultural discourse, the concept of ideological structures, and the implications of a cultural approach for Warner's “new paradigm” and rational choice theory.

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