Chapter 31. Catholicism to 1945

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Michael Pasquier Assistant Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch31

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Pasquier, M. (2010) Catholicism to 1945, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch31

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. Louisiana State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082



  • Catholicism to 1945;
  • John Gilmary Shea's A Child's History of the United States - discussion of “The Spirit of Discovery Awakened”;
  • romanticism and the missionary origins of Catholicism in America;
  • progressivism and quest for American Catholicism;
  • Irish bishop of Charleston, a history of Catholicism in America for Oeuvre's Annales;
  • parochialism and professionalization of Church history;
  • Ellis, changing course of American Catholic historiography;
  • American Catholicism, progressive history set in national framework


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Romanticism and the Missionary Origins of Catholicism in America

  • Progressivism and the Quest for an American Catholicism

  • Parochialism and the Professionalization of Church History

  • Bibliography