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The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Andrew Greeley


How, a mere generation after Vatican Council II initiated the biggest reform since the Reformation, can the Catholic Church be in such deep trouble? The question resonates throughout this book. A timely and much-needed review of forty years of Church history, the book offers a genuinely new interpretation of the complex and radical shift in American Catholic attitudes since the second Vatican Council (1962–1965). Drawing on a wealth of data collected over the last thirty years, the book points to a rift between the higher and lower orders in the Church that began in the wake of Vatican Council ... More

Keywords: Vatican Council II, reform, Reformation, bishops, Roman Curia, Catholicism, old order, clergy, laity, American Catholics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238176
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Greeley, author