Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Conservative Catholicism and the Carmelites: Identity, Ethnicity and Tradition in the Modern Church
Foyalty 76

Conservative Catholicism and the Carmelites: Identity, Ethnicity and Tradition in the Modern Church (Hardback)

Unavailable. No reason given.


"Conservative Catholicism and the Carmelites" is an ethnographic and historical study of a present-day order of sisters. The first part of the book explores the historical transformation after Vatican II of one Carmelite community into a neotraditionalist order defending an essentialist understanding of Catholic teaching, and spearheading a movement among women religious within the church to define the parameters of normative Catholicism. This historical analysis suggests that the fundamental disagreement between "conservative" and "liberal" Catholics lies in a dispute about the normativity of Anglo-Protestant culture as a theological and ecclesiological model for the church.The second part of the book documents and analyses ethnographic data to explain the appeal of the order to Latino/a communities in the United States. Its findings suggest that Latino communities appropriate neotraditionalist Catholicism as much to maintain and articulate ethnocultural identities as to defend theological positions. What neotraditionalist Catholic leaders and the Latino/a laity share is an unwillingness to model religious and/or cultural identity after certain Anglo-Protestant values.In conclusion, the book suggests the existence of at least three "churches" encompassed by post-Vatican II, U.

S. Catholicism: a liberal contingent embracing Anglo-Protestantism; a neotraditionalist contingent in critical tension with Anglo-Protestantism; and a contingent of transnational Catholic communities from Spanish, New World cultures in critical tension with Anglo-Protestant culture. The book suggests that the postconciliar church is more of a global church than a national one, and its constituents more the product of a polycentric world than an assemblage of "ethnic enclaves" orbiting around an Anglo-Protestant centre. Extant scholarly labels of "conservative" and liberal", Catholicism should thus be subjected to more careful scrutiny problematising the political relationships between religious and cultural affiliations, if not abandoned altogether.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian institutions & organizationsReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious institutions & organizations Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 11/12/2001 ISBN-13: 9780253340115  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

Darryl Caterine is a specialist in the history of religions in the Americas. He earned his degrees in religious studies from Harvard University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. His current scholarly interests focus on the interactions between religion and culture in both the United States and Latin America. Caterine presently teaches in the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College.

More books by Darryl V. Caterine

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.


Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Languages in the Lutheran ...
Tuomo Fonsen; Tanja Toropainen;...
The Nation That Fears God Prospers: A...
Chammah J Kaunda
The Remaining Challenges of the ...
Christoph Boettigheimer; Rene Dausner
The Catholic Enlightenment: The...
Ulrich L. Lehner
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close