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Onésime Lacouture and the “Return to the Gospel”

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Onésime Lacouture's controversial retreat movement that put him at the center of a vicious intra-clerical scuffle and culminated in the loss of his priestly faculties, after ... More


Onésime Lacouture and Conversion in the White Desert

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Onésime Lacouture's conversion to an ascetic, mystical, and anti-intellectual prophetic Christianity in a frigid land that he would later call the White Desert of Alaska. It ... More


The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Jack Downey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study investigates the origins, development, and influence of a controversial retreat movement which emerged as a self-consciously countercultural response to the socio-religious revival in ... More


Introduction: Conversion and Catholic Pacifism

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the history and evolution of the Lacouture retreat movement, from its roots in Québec to its southward migration to the United States, where it emerged as spiritual fodder for what ... More


Mackerel Snappers in the US Industrial Era

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the rise of Lacouturisme in the United States during the industrial era. It explains how Onésime Lacouture's ascetic, mystical antimodernism found a receptive audience among ... More


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