Cover of: America's Bishop | Thomas C. Reeves

America's Bishop

The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen

New Ed edition

Published by Encounter Books .
Written in English.

About the Book

The American Catholic Church’s most charismatic presence over several decades, Fulton Sheen was also its chief evangelist. Among his thousands of converts were celebrities such as Clare Booth Luce and Henry Ford II, and former communists Louis Budenz and Elizabeth Bentley. Reeves discusses these conversions and Sheen’s friendship with J. Edgar Hoover, and details for the first time the struggle between Sheen and his chief rival, Francis Cardinal Spellman, a battle that led all the way to the Pope and to Sheen’s final humiliation and exile. America’s Bishop is the first in-depth portrait of this flamboyant churchman and intellectual, and a social history of Catholicism in America during the twentieth century.

First Sentence

Between 1846 and 1851, over a million people fled the Great Famine in Ireland and came to the United States.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 463
Dimensions 8.8 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Weight 1.6 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL8721603M
Internet Archive americasbishop00thom
ISBN 10 1893554619
ISBN 13 9781893554610
Library Thing 463704
Goodreads 731527

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