Robert E. Alvis (2016)

White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Publishing house Fordham University Press
Place of publication New York
Page references 368
Language English

ISBN: 978-0823271719

Filling a sizable gap in the literature, White Eagle, Black Madonna is a systematic study of the Catholic Church in Poland and among the Polish diaspora. Polish Catholicism has not been particularly well understood outside of Poland, and certainly not in the Anglophone world. Robert E. Alvis explores the people, places, events, and ritual actions that have animated the tradition and that still resonate among Polish Catholics today. Written in clear, concise, accessible language, the book sheds light on the relevance of the Polish Catholic tradition for the global Catholic Church.