This is a very important book on Catholic - Protestant relationship in America. For many decades in America, Protestant Christians have looked down on Catholic Christians. A part of this was due to ignorance about Catholicism. A part of this was due to past historical experiences.
Despite the years of being looked down upon, Catholics in America managed to win the respect of American Protestants. How did they do it?
Peter Fields argues that it was through persistent and systematic Catholic opposition to abortion, pre-marital sex, and homosexuality that American Catholic Christians managed to win the respect of American Protestant Christians.
This expert study is very readable and easy to understand. All readers of every age will learn about an important social phenomenon in American history by reading this book.
This is one of the most hateful, negative deliveries of what it means to be Christian that I have ever read. Mean, self-righteous, proud, lacking any sense of the humility, love, forgiveness. It's not even so much the content as the context, and the way these messages were spoken and delivered. Lacking any sense of "awe" or the mystical sense of beholding. The author was committed to being right above all things.