Two Centuries of Faith
Two Centuries of Faith

Two Centuries of Faith

The Influence of Catholicism on Boston: 1808–2008

Edited by Thomas O'Connor

The Church in the 21st Century


344 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $44.95 (US $44.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: May 2009

ISBN 9780824525316

Price: $44.95


A wide-ranging history of Boston and its religious devotion

To celebrate the archdiocese of Boston’s bicentennial, this informative volume chronicles a wide range of Boston history with a particular concentration on religion. Each chapter examines a different angle of the Church’s past by focusing on influential figures, including Bishop Cheverus, John F. Kennedy, and Elizabeth Seton. Contributors—such as Libby MacDonald Bischof, François Gauthier, Carol Hurd Green, and Rev. Joseph M. O’Keefe, SJ—also provide keen insights into the future of the city and its faith in this valuable reference.


"This volume acknowledges the history and bonds linking Boston College and the Archdiocese of Boston and the Catholic community in the greater Boston area." —William P. Leahy, S.J., president, Boston College

Author Biography

Thomas H. O’Connor is a professor emeritus and a university historian at Boston College. He is the author of Boston A to Z and The Hub: Boston Past and Present. He lives in Boston.