Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration by Matthew J. Cressler
Exploring controversial debates among Black Catholics on the right relationship between religious practice and ethnic identity, Chicago is known as the Black Metropolis. But before the Great Migration, Chicago could…
Authentically Black and Truly Catholic synopsis
Exploring controversial debates among Black Catholics on the right relationship between religious practice and ethnic identity, Chicago is known as the Black Metropolis. But before the Great Migration, Chicago could have been called the Catholic city, with its exact horizon by the episcopal towers, as well as by smokestacks and industrial skyscrapers.
This book reveals the intersection of the two. True Catholics really follow developments within the Church in Chicago to show how black Catholic activists in the 1960s and 1970s made black Catholicism as we know it today.
The major immigration campaign brought many black immigrants face-to-face with white missionaries for the first time and transformed the religious scene in the urban north. The hopes of immigrants in their new home met the wishes of the missionaries to transform entire neighborhoods.
Missionaries and emigrants established charged relations with each other and tens of thousands of black men and women became Catholics in the mid-20th century as a result. These Black Catholic converts saved the failed citizens by adopting the relationships and ritual life that characterized them from the evangelical churches that were multiplying around them.
They praised the "quiet dignity" of the Latin liturgy, while they were distancing themselves from the choirs of the Gospel, the doctrines of the doctrines, and the cries of Amen! Are increasingly common in evangelical black churches. Their rites and unique relationships were heavily scrutinized in the late 1960s, when a growing group of Black Catholics raised a revolution in Catholicism in the United States.
Inspired by both the Black Power and the Second Vatican, they fought for the self-determination of black subjects and the right to identify both blacks and Catholics. Faced with strong opposition from Black Catholics, the activists became missionaries of some kind as they sought to turn their church into a distinct black Catholic. This book highlights the complexities of these discussions in what has become one of the most important black Catholic communities in the country, changing the way we view the history of American Catholicism..
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