Two Centuries of Faith

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Two Centuries of Faith

The Influence of Catholicism on Boston: 1808–2008

To celebrate the archdiocese of Boston’s bicentennial, this informative volume chronicles a wide range of Boston history with a particular concentration on religion.

Each chapter examines a different angle of the Church’s past by focusing on influential figures, including Bishop Cheverus, John F. Kennedy, and Elizabeth Seton. Contributors—such as Libby MacDonald Bischof, François Gauthier, Carol Hurd Green, and Rev. Joseph M. O’Keefe, SJ—also provide keen insights into the future of the city and its faith in this valuable reference.

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"This volume acknowledges the history and bonds linking Boston College and the Archdiocese of Boston and the Catholic community in the greater Boston area."
William P. Leahy, S.J., president, Boston College


“These highly interesting essays, written by so many articulate and passionately committed persons, are timely, informative, and a joy to read. The central issues of these volumes are of such critical importance for Church today that one can only pray that these studies will trigger further sustained conversation, and God willing, serve as a catalyst for real action.”
Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O’Brien, Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame

Paperback / 344 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9.25