A helpful and necessary step in establishing a set of scholarship tofurther the discussion which also displays the lack of consensus amongscholars and disciplines about what constitutes 'Catholic Studies.'-Paula M. Kane
"In addition to serving as a launch pad for a new series called Catholic Practice in North America, The Catholic Studies Reader is a rare book in an emerging field that has neither a documented history nor a consensus as to what should be a normative methodology." -American Catholic Studies Newsletter
About the Author
James T. Fisher
is Professor of Theology and American Studies at Fordham University. His most recent books are Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America
and On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
. Margaret M. McGuinness
is Professor of Religion at La Salle University, Philadelphia, and co-editor of American Catholic Studies.