Becoming Catholic: Story, Sacrament, conversion and the emergence of faith in postconciliar autobiographies

by Vinskie, Erica L., M.A., TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, 2011, 107 pages; 1494483


This thesis looks at the spiritual autobiographies of thirty contemporary young adult Catholic men and women in their early twenties through their early forties. It argues that their life writings, when taken together as a whole and read through the dual lens of Story and Sacrament, evidence an emergent process of conversion, of "becoming Catholic" in the modern American milieu.

AdviserLucy Bregman
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsReligion; Developmental psychology; Spirituality
Publication Number1494483

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