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An Escaped Nun: Maria Monk and Her Awful Disclosures

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190881009
eISBN:
9780190881030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881009.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

The publication of Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu by Maria Monk captivated hundreds of thousands of Americans when it appeared in 1836. The runaway nun’s allegations against the convent ... More


Papal Persuasions: Religious Conversion and Deliberative Democracy

Elizabeth Fenton

in Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384093
eISBN:
9780199893584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384093.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reads antebellum narratives of Catholic conversion within the context of debates over the process that contemporary political theorists refer to as deliberative democracy. Deliberative ... More


Protestant Reactions

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Protestant writers made the sexual teaching in Roman Catholic moral theology more famous than Catholics ever intended it to be. Translating or quoting the Latin in Catholic textbooks for ... More


Sin, Repentance, and Confession in Nineteenth-Century American Protestant Polemics

Patrick W. Carey

in Confession: Catholics, Repentance, and Forgiveness in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889135
eISBN:
9780190889166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter describes the American Protestant reactions to the Catholic understanding of sacramental confession. That reaction is analyzed within the context of the heritage of the Protestant ... More


The Rise and Influence of Anti-Catholicism, 1834–1844

John C. Pinheiro

in Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199948673
eISBN:
9780199380794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948673.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While evangelicals Protestants were refining a civil-religious discourse for America that depended for its intelligibility on anti-Catholicism, nativist political leaders were adopting Christian ... More


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