Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. Book with mild rubbing to front board, early owner signature to upper right corner of free front endpaper. A near-fine copy. Item #253
First edition of this anthology collecting 39 essays and addresses, edited by a professor of history at Notre Dame University. Composed of four sections: Part One. Conditions of Catholic Growth (including Archbishop John Hughes and Orestes Brownson), Part Two. The Emergence of Catholic Social Liberalism (featuring James Cardinal Gibbons, Edward McGlynn, and John A. Ryan), Part Three. Social Education and Organization (including Charles E. Coughlin and Dorothy Day), and Part Four. The New Pluralism (featuring John Courtney Murray and Mortimer Adler with Walter Farrell). From the American Heritage Series, under the general editorship of Leonard W. Levy and Alfred F. Young. With a Foreword by the series editors, an Introduction by Professor Abell, and an extensive Bibliography.