U.S. Catholic Historian: Sacraments and Sacramentals
For more than thirty years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism. An upcoming issue will address the theme of sacraments and sacramentals. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, studies of the following:
- Historical studies of the U.S. Catholic experience and practice of the seven sacraments of the Church, including confession, confirmation, matrimony, and anointing of the sick.
- Changes in devotional and sacramental practices: colonial Catholicism vis a vis the immigrant church, pre-conciliar vis a vis post-conciliar U.S. Catholicism, etc.
- U.S. Catholic use and practice of sacramentals, blessings, exorcism, etc.
- Historical studies related to U.S. Catholic devotion to saints, including patronal feast day celebrations, relics, icons, holy cards, and statuary.
- American Catholics and expressions of popular piety, including the rosary, scapular, Eucharistic Adoration/Forty Hours Devotion.
Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at DEndres@Athenaeum.edu before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by September 1, 2017 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.
Fr. David Endres
Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian
Posted: September 22, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers