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Faith in the familyA lived religious history of English Catholicism, 1945-82$
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Alana Harris

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085741

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085741.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

A Vatican rag

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Faith in the family
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Alana Harris

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085741.003.0001

This chapter provides a short introduction to the Second Vatican Council, and then outlines the methodologies (grounded in gender and cultural history) and diverse sources that are employed in this groundbreaking study. It discusses the analytical metaphor and subjective reality of the ‘family of the faithful’ that provides the structure for this book and unpacks the ‘lived religious history’ approach utilised throughout. These particular discussions are then situated within broader debates in mainstream twentieth century historiography about secularization, the sixties and shifting gendered identities. The chapter concludes with an outline of the structure of the book and a statement of its central contention, namely that despite marked changes in English Catholicism throughout this period, there were also little-appreciated elements of continuity, especially in the subjective understandings, lived religious experiences and popular devotional practices of English Catholics.

Keywords:   Second Vatican Council, oral History, newspapers, devotional literature, Manchester, lived religion, American Catholicism, European Catholicism

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