Cover of: Archbishop | Thomas J. Reese

Archbishop

Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church

1st ed.

Published by Harper & Row in San Francisco .
Written in English.

About the Book

The stated purpose of this book is to describe "what the American archbishops do for a living . . . how they provide leadership . . . spend their time . . . get information . . . make decisions, and . . . communicate with their priests and people." From interviews with the leaders of 31 archdioceses, the author (a Jesuit priest) provides this information in well-organized, clearly summarized chapters. There are also accessible accounts of the selection of bishops, the relationship of the American church to the Roman papacy, the church as a bureaucracy, and the varied managerial styles of church leaders. A chart allowing visual comparison of similarities and differences among archdioceses would have been helpful, as would an index. Recommended.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
262/.12/0973
Library of Congress
BX1407.D54 R44 1989

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 401 p. ;
Number of pages
401

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2062263M
Internet Archive
archbishopinside00rees
ISBN 10
0060668369
LC Control Number
88045671
Library Thing
995407
Goodreads
2180923
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