Jerome P. Baggett

in Sense of the Faithful

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195326956
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870301 | DOI:

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This chapter shows that Catholics' personally tailored projects of identity construction are both highly localized and communal in nature. They also complicate one of the most broadly accepted master narratives of contemporary social analysis: the inexorable decline of community that it is presumed accompanies the transformation from traditional to individualistic, modern societies.

Keywords: American Catholicism; Catholics; parishioners; religious culture; community

Chapter.  20956 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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