The Smoke of Satan : Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism
The author of this text reveals a disaffected Catholic underground made up of people who see today's post-Vatican II church as a disaster zone. Within this subculture, he discovers several distinct factions - ranging from militant supporters of Rome to apocalyptic groups that take refuge in miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary - and provides personal profiles of their members. "The Smoke of Satan" is a map of this little-known cultural terrain.
- Hardback | 225 pages
- 160.02 x 238.76 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
- 01 Aug 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Michael W. Cuneo
About the Author Michael W. Cuneo is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University in New York City. Born in Toronto, he is the author of previous books on Catholicism and the sociology of religion.