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Roads to Rome : the antebellum Protestant encounter with Catholicism, Jenny Franchot

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Roads to Rome : the antebellum Protestant encounter with Catholicism
Title
Roads to Rome
Title remainder
the antebellum Protestant encounter with Catholicism
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Franchot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Roads to Rome is a cultural, literary, and religious history of Protestant attitudes toward Roman Catholicism in nineteenth-century America. Jenny Franchot recounts the response of native-born Protestant Americans toward the "foreign" practices of the "immigrant church" - a response characterized by both dramatic hostility and fascination." "Franchot begins by analyzing romantic Protestant historiography; she includes an extended treatment of the century's major historians of American empire, William Hickling Prescott and Francis Parkman. Their stories of America's historical development returned obsessively to the question of Catholicism, as it was carried in the minds of cultures of Mesoamerican and North American Indians and as it manifested itself among the Europeans who came to conquer and convert them." "From historical accounts of Catholicism and Indian captivity, Franchot turns to the hugely popular tales of convent incarceration, narrative exposes that spawned the mob destruction of an Ursuline convent outside Boston in 1834. Such improbable tales of Protestant "maidens" who escaped the lecherous tyranny of mother superiors and father confessors extend the tradition of the Indian captivity narrative into the ethnically, theologically, and sexually charged discourse of Protestant nativism - a development central to the captivity fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville."
  • "The final two sections of Roads to Rome investigate the discourse of pro-Catholicism. Franchot discusses writers of the American - Stowe, Longfellow, Hawthorne, and Lowell - who profoundly sympathized with "Romanism" and used its imaginative properties in producing their own fiction. She ends with a discussion of the lives and writings of four important converts to Catholicism, each of whom surveyed and negotiated the fraught terrain between "Romanism" and Roman Catholicism: Mother Elizabeth Seton, the first American-born woman saint; Sophia Ripley, who turned from Brook Farm utopianism to charitable works as a lay member of a Catholic sisterhood; Isaac Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers; and Orestes Brownson, who abandoned Unitarian Transcendalist circles and became a prominent critic of liberal Protestantism. The Catholic discourse these and other writers imposed on preexistent modes of perception and articulation yielded innovations that both paralleled and subverted those of American romanticism and utopian thought." "Roads to Rome seeks to explain religious violence, artistic engagement, and finally psychological embrace by reconstructing the symbolic logic of antebellum Protestant attitudes toward Catholicism. In so doing, it contributes to our understanding of American national character as it was shaped by religious forces. These forces manifest themselves in powerful forms of popular expression - the riot and the best-seller - as well as in theological debate and arts and letters."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1953-
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Franchot, Jenny
Dewey number
810.9/922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS166
LC item number
.F73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New historicism
Series volume
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • American literature
  • Anti-Catholicism
  • Protestantism and literature
  • Protestantism
  • American literature
  • Anti-Catholicism in literature
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Roads to Rome : the antebellum Protestant encounter with Catholicism, Jenny Franchot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 2.
  • American Protestantism and Its Captivities
  • Ch. 4.
  • Rome and Her Indians
  • Ch. 5.
  • Nativism and Its Enslavements
  • Ch. 6.
  • Sentimental Capture: The Cruel Convent and Family Love
  • Ch. 7.
  • Two "Escaped Nuns": Rebecca Reed and Maria Monk
  • Pt. 1.
  • Ch. 8.
  • Inquisitional Enclosures of Poe and Melville
  • Ch. 9.
  • Competing Interiors: The Church and Its Protestant Voyeurs
  • Pt. 3.
  • Conversion and Its Fictions
  • Ch. 10.
  • "Attraction of Repulsion"
  • Ch. 11.
  • Protestant Minister and His Priestly Influence
  • History: The New and Old Worlds
  • Ch. 12.
  • Bodily Gaze of Protestantism
  • Ch. 13.
  • Hawthornian Confessional
  • Pt. 4.
  • Four Converts
  • Ch. 14.
  • Elizabeth Seton: The Sacred Workings of Contagion
  • Ch. 15.
  • Sophia Ripley: Rewriting the Stony Heart
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 16.
  • Isaac Hecker: The Form of the Missionary Body
  • Ch. 17.
  • Orestes Brownson: The Return to Conspiracy
  • Protestant Meditations on History and "Popery"
  • Ch. 2.
  • "The Moral Map of the World": American Tourists and Underground Rome
  • Ch. 3.
  • American Terrain of W. H. Prescott and Francis Parkman
Control code
28504583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 500 pages
Isbn
9780520086067
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk.paper)
Lccn
93025760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaOLN)1583912
Label
Roads to Rome : the antebellum Protestant encounter with Catholicism, Jenny Franchot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 2.
  • American Protestantism and Its Captivities
  • Ch. 4.
  • Rome and Her Indians
  • Ch. 5.
  • Nativism and Its Enslavements
  • Ch. 6.
  • Sentimental Capture: The Cruel Convent and Family Love
  • Ch. 7.
  • Two "Escaped Nuns": Rebecca Reed and Maria Monk
  • Pt. 1.
  • Ch. 8.
  • Inquisitional Enclosures of Poe and Melville
  • Ch. 9.
  • Competing Interiors: The Church and Its Protestant Voyeurs
  • Pt. 3.
  • Conversion and Its Fictions
  • Ch. 10.
  • "Attraction of Repulsion"
  • Ch. 11.
  • Protestant Minister and His Priestly Influence
  • History: The New and Old Worlds
  • Ch. 12.
  • Bodily Gaze of Protestantism
  • Ch. 13.
  • Hawthornian Confessional
  • Pt. 4.
  • Four Converts
  • Ch. 14.
  • Elizabeth Seton: The Sacred Workings of Contagion
  • Ch. 15.
  • Sophia Ripley: Rewriting the Stony Heart
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 16.
  • Isaac Hecker: The Form of the Missionary Body
  • Ch. 17.
  • Orestes Brownson: The Return to Conspiracy
  • Protestant Meditations on History and "Popery"
  • Ch. 2.
  • "The Moral Map of the World": American Tourists and Underground Rome
  • Ch. 3.
  • American Terrain of W. H. Prescott and Francis Parkman
Control code
28504583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 500 pages
Isbn
9780520086067
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk.paper)
Lccn
93025760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaOLN)1583912

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