Item description for Isaac Hecker: An American Catholic by David J. O'Brien...
Overview This is the first full length comprehensive biography of Isaac Hecker--mystic, poet, journalist, and missionary--and U.S. Catholicism.
Publishers Description This is the first full-length comprehensive biography of Isaac Hecker -- mystic, priest, journalist, and missionary -- and the most important person in nineteenth- century U.S. Catholicism.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.44" Weight: 1.71 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1992
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809103974 ISBN13 9780809103973
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More About David J. O'Brien
David O'Brien is Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross and University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton. He has served as President of the American Catholic Historical Association.
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A thorough biography of this Servant of God who may be a saint Aug 23, 2009
Isaac Hecker, founder of the Paulist Fathers, is now being considered for canonization. He had a fascinating start with the New England Transcendentalists and was mentored by the famous intellect Orestes Brownson, who was over a decade his senior. Hecker's diary reveals that he had a clear vocation to the priesthood, and he and Brownson moved toward the Catholic Church at about the same time. Hecker was still in his 20s when he was received into the Church and joined the Redemptorists. Very soon thereafter, he discerned his vocation to found the Paulists, the first American Catholic order, to conduct missions throughout America. This book covers in detail his experience with the hierarchy of the Church, as well as his reaction to Vatican I and the declaration of papal infallibility. His ideas, while controversial in their day, have become part of the mainstream of the Church since Vatican II. Recommended.