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Faith in the family: A lived religious history of English Catholicism, 1945-82

Alana Harris


Drawing upon a multi-disciplinary methodology employing diverse written sources, material practices and vivid life histories, Faith in the Family seeks to assess the impact of the Second Vatican Council on the ordinary believer, alongside contemporaneous shifts in British society relating to social mobility, the sixties, sexual morality, and secularisation. Chapters examine the changes in the Roman Catholic liturgy and Christology, devotion to Mary, the rosary and the place of women in the family and church, as well as the enduring (but shifting) popularity of Saints Bernadette and Thérèse. Ap ... More

Keywords: Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholicism, English Catholics, Gender, The sixties, Twentieth-century British history, Lived religion, Oral History, Secularisation, Family life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085741
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alana Harris, author