Relative Strangers: Italian Protestants in the Catholic World cover
Relative Strangers: Italian Protestants in the Catholic World
by Mr. Frank Cicero Jr. '57
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Academy Chicago Publishers; 2011; 288 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: History, Memoir, Religion/spirituality
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Italian Protestants? Few people seem to have heard of them, but the author's mother's immigrant Italian family was Protestant while his father's were Catholic immigrants from Sicily. Relative Strangers describes the author's search for the religious roots of his parents' families in northern Italy and Sicily. He traces the history of the Waldensians, the Protestant sect which began in Lyon, France in the 12th century, often suffering persecution, but surviving to this day both in Europe and America.