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Bright promise, failed community : Catholics and the American public order

Author: Joseph A Varacalli
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this title, Joseph Varacalli describes how and why Catholic America has essentially failed to shape the American Republic in any significant way. He sees trends of thought that would propose  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Varacalli
ISBN: 0739102923 9780739102923
OCLC Number: 46991115
Description: xv, 133 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "What Hath Social Science to Do with Catholicism?": Tertullian Revisited --
Ch. 1. Catholics and "Success" in the Contemporary American Republic: All That Glitters Is Not Gold --
Ch. 2. The Discrediting and Unraveling of the Contemporary American Public Order --
Ch. 3. The Pyrrhic Victory of Liberalism: The Exhaustion of an Inadequate Idea --
Ch. 4. The American Culture War and the Civil War within the Catholic Church of the United States --
Ch. 5. Not Enough: The Insufficiency of Evangelical Protestantism --
Ch. 6. Reality Danied: On the Obsolescence of the Concept of the Natural Law --
Ch. 7. Catholic Philosophical Vision, Catholic Historical Reality: The Need for a Catholic Plausibility Structure --
Ch. 8. Post-World War II American Catholicism: Anticipating the Catholic Moment --
Ch. 9. Secularization from Within: The Post-Vatican II Catholic Church in America --
Ch. 10. A Failure in Vision and Nerve: The Present Accommodation of "Americanist" Catholic Leadership --
Ch. 11. First Things First: Catholic Participation in Secular America --
Ch. 12. The Catholic Vision and American Populism: A Case of Elective Affinity? --
Ch. 13. John Paul II and the Restorationists: Picking Up the Pieces for a Real Catholic Moment --
Ch. 14. Linking Heaven and Earth: The Catholic Contribution to Culture, Institutional Life, and the Individual --
Conclusion: Staying the Course.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Varacalli.

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[A] sobering book... balanced by a look at the ways in which restorationism is already leading us toward a genuine 'catholic moment' in America. National Catholic Register One will look in vain for a Read more...

 
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