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Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension Between Faith and Power (Religion and Politics)
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Binding: Paperback, illustrated edition edition, 239 pages
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Weight: 0.79 pound
Dimension: H: 0.79 x L: 8.9 x W: 5.98 inches
ISBN 10: 1589012151
ISBN 13: 9781589012158
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Catholic political identity and engagement defy categorization. The complexities of political realities and the human nature of such institutions as church and government often produce a more fractured reality than the pure unity depicted in doctrine. Yet, in 2003 under the leadership of then prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a 'Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life'. The note explicitly asserts, 'The Christian faith is an integral unity, and thus it is incoherent to isolate some particular element to the detriment of the whole of Catholic doctrine. A political commitment to a single isolated aspect of the Church's social doctrine does not exhaust one's responsibility toward the common good'.'Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension between Faith and Power' takes up the political and theological significance of this 'integral unity', the universal scope of Catholic concern that can make for strange political bedfellows, confound predictable voting patterns, and leave the church poised to critique narrowly partisan agendas across the spectrum. 'Catholics and Politics' depicts the ambivalent character of Catholics' mainstream 'arrival' in the U.S. over the past forty years, integrating social scientific, historical and moral accounts of persistent tensions between faith and power. Divided into four parts Catholics Leaders in U.S. Politics; The Catholic Public; Catholics and the Federal Government; and, International Policy and the Vatican it describes the implications of Catholic universalism for voting patterns, international policymaking, and partisan alliances.This book reveals complex intersections of Catholicism and politics and the new opportunities for influence and risks of cooptation of political power produced by these shifts. Contributors include political scientists, ethicists, and theologians. This book will be of interest to scholars in political science, religious studies, and Christian ethics and all lay Catholics interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the tensions that can exist between church doctrine and partisan politics.


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