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Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic

John R. Dichtl


This book examines how Catholics in the early nineteenth-century Ohio Valley—despite the evangelical success of the Protestant faith during the Second Great Awakening —expanded their church, strengthened their connections to Rome, and sought fellowship with their non-Catholic neighbors. Using extensive correspondence, reports, diaries, court documents, apologetical works, and other records of Catholic clergy, the book shows how Catholic leadership successfully pursued strategies of growth in frontier regions while continually weighing major decisions against established Protestant doctrine. Th ... More

Keywords: Catholics, Ohio Valley, Second Great Awakening, Catholic clergy, Catholic leadership, Protestants, Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124865
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. Dichtl, author