Modes of Faith
Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief
The University of Chicago Press, $35, 296 pp.
Catholicism and modernity has proven to be a volatile mix. Illustrations are legion, and perhaps as tiresome as they are inescapable in the daily lives of Catholics. The two Vatican Councils present very different equations for the relationship. Today the church can be understood as a constant negotiation toward a grammar and syntax for the church and the modern world.
Theodore Ziolkowski did not write Modes of Faith to address...
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