Isaac Hecker and the First Vatican Council, Including Hecker's

Author: Portier, William
Year:1985
Pages:360
ISBN:0-88946-653-X
978-0-88946-653-1
Price:239.95
A study of Hecker's participation in and response to the First Vatican Council.

Reviews

"The author does a creditable job of demonstrating the congruence of Hecker's American messianism and millennialism with his emphasis on the Holy Spirit's immanence to the individual soul." - Church History

"The importance of Hecker to the history of the developing Catholic experience in the U.S. of the 19th century cannot be denied. [Portier] has done us a service by relating Hecker's participation in the First Vatican Council; even more, he has given us a new glimpse into [Hecker's] personal struggle with his vision of American Catholicity." - Theological Studies

"From Hecker's correspondence and a pocket diary made available to scholars in the late 1970s, Portier has reconstructed as well as anyone can, perhaps, Hecker's role at the Council and his subsequent reaction to it." - Catholic Historical Review