Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies Paperback

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Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies

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This book is volume two of a three-volume work, Christianity Under Stress, which focuses on the experiences of Christian churches in contemporary communist and socialist societies. In this volume a distinguished group of experts examines the changing relationship of the Catholic church to contemporary communist and socialist societies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Catholicism has, on the one hand, traditionally regarded earthly life as of secondary importance--as an instrument of spiritual transformation--and, on the other, has ascribed great value to the early institutions of the church, taking great interest in temporal matters that affects its institutional concerns. Against the backdrop of this duality, the church has changed over the centuries, adapting to local and national conditions. "Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies" surveys these local and national adaptations in their historical contexts, linking the past experience of the church to its present circumstances. Organized around themes of tradition vs. modernity, hierarchy vs. lower clergy, and institutional structure vs. grass-roots organization, this comprehensive volume presents a detailed, country-by-country portrait of the political and social status of the church today in communist and socialist settings.

"Contributors. "Pedro Ramet, Arthur F. McGovern, Roman Solchanyk, Ivan Hvat, Robert F. Goeckel, C. Chrypinski, Milan J. Reban, Leslie Laszlo, Janice Broun, Eric O. Hanson, Stephen Denney, Thomas E. Quigley, Humberto Belli, Hansjakob Stehle, George H. Williams

Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies by Pedro Ramet was published by Duke University Press in May 1990. The ISBN for Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies is 9780822310471.

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Page last updated 18th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherDuke University Press (May 1990)
Number of Pages463
Thickness38 mm
Height235 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1163368
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