New York: Harper and Row, 1986. First American edition. Octavo, original grey cloth, original dust jacket. Small abrasion to top corner of front pastedown, creasing to corners and ends of dust jacket. Very good indeed. Item #125
"CATHOLICISM IS NOT JUST A RELIGION: IT IS A COUNTRY OF THE HEART AND OF THE MIND. NO MATTER HOW RESOLUTELY THEY TURN THEIR BACKS ON IT, PEOPLE BORN WITHIN IT NEVER QUITE SHED THEIR ACCENTS" First American edition of Anne Roche Muggeridge's lament over the "catastrophic convulsions" within the post-war Roman Catholic Church. She traces the history of the Modernist controversy which culminated in the revolution of the Second Vatican Council and the tumult in its aftermath. The book is notable for dissections of post-conciliar figures such as Gregory Baum, Edward Schillebeeckx, Hans Kung, Charles Curran, and especially Pope Paul VI. Muggeridge weaves personal anecdotes of events in her hometown of Toronto into her narrative and the book concludes with an appendix: "Twelve Resolutions of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Women" as adopted by the Canadian bishops during their plenary assembly at Ottawa.