Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Series of the Month: The Catholic Church in New York

In celebration of Easter this month, Cosimo is celebrating with The Catholic Church in New York by John Talbot Smith and Joseph F. Mooney as our Series of the Month for March.

First published in 1905 and written as an official chronology of the Diocese of New York—then one of the powerhouse regions of the Catholic Church in America, as the Archdiocese of New York is today—this two-volume work remains an important document of the Church.

Useful in both the historical and cultural dimensions, this highly readable but powerfully written account reveals the prejudices and partialities of the time as filtered through the viewpoint of one of its most influential institutions.

Volume I explores:
• the first Catholics in the State of New York
• the early years of the organization in the state
• the first bishop and early administration
• anti-Catholicism and the Knownothing Party
• the growth of the parishes
• politics and Catholicism
• and much more!

Volume II explores:
• the Church's education and charity systems
• religious communities including the Jesuits
• Church legislation
• relations with the Holy See
• the progress of the clergy
• the character of the laity
• the Catholic press
• and much more!

Cosimo offers this Classic series by individual volume at various online bookstores or as a full set in paperback.

The paperback retail list price: $29.98, but now: our price: $24.99 (you save $4.99 or a 20 percent discount)

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