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Faith and the world of politics

Author: Johann Baptist Metz
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, [1968] ©1968
Series: Concilium (Glen Rock, N.J.), v. 36.
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Takes up the problem of responsibility of the Church and its members to become politically involved and thus ensure genuine social progress. Included are such themes as political theology, the relation of the magisterium to the world of politics, the philosophical foundations of ethics and politics, the social character of the Christian message, the historical background of politics and Christology, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Baptist Metz
OCLC Number: 328656
Description: viii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The church's social function in the light of a "political theology" / Johannes B. Metz --
The magisterium and the world of politics / Edward Schillebeeckx --
Ethics and politics today: philosophical foundations / Willi Oelmuller --
The public character of the Christian message and of contemporary society / Jose-Maria Gonzalez-Ruiz --
Structural elements in the word of revelation / Jean-Pierre De Rudder --
Politics and Christology: historical background / Hans Schmidt --
Socio-political implications of Vatican Council II / Francois Houtart, Francois Hambye --
The church and political conservatism / Leslie Dewart --
The philosophy of revolution and atheism / Giulio Girardi --
The church and the social revolution in Latin America / Gustavo Perez-Ramirez --
Religious institutionalization: a sociological viewpoint / Toyomasa Fuse --
The mission after Vatican Council II / Adrianus de Groot.
Series Title: Concilium (Glen Rock, N.J.), v. 36.
Responsibility: edited by Johannes B. Metz.

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Takes up the problem of responsibility of the Church and its members to become politically involved and thus ensure genuine social progress. Included are such themes as political theology, the relation of the magisterium to the world of politics, the philosophical foundations of ethics and politics, the social character of the Christian message, the historical background of politics and Christology, the socio-political implications of Vatican Council II, political conservatism, the philosophy of revolution and atheism, the social revolution in Latin America and the postconciliar future of the mission. A careful reading of the thoughts expressed herein will not only indicate the desired goal, but also cast light upon the means of achieving that goal, but also cast light upon the means of achieving that goal.

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