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The social and political thought of Benedict XVI

Author: Thomas R Rourke
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the entire trajectory of his religious life, this book identifies and analyzes the foundations of political and social order in the philosophy of Pope Benedict XVI. Thomas R. Rourke explains  Read more...

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Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Rourke
ISBN: 073914281X 9780739142813
OCLC Number: 711046164
Description: vi, 151 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Anthropological foundations. The concept of person --
Communion and brotherhood --
Man as created --
Anthropology and political thinking --
Revelation, reason, and politics. Faith and reason --
Rational foundations of politics --
Church and state --
Christianity and democracy today --
Special topics. Conscience --
Freedom --
Vatican II, the Enlightenment, and the politics of liberation --
Threats to human life --
The dialog with Habermas --
Culture and society. Culture in the European context --
World religions, culture, and truth --
Liturgy and culture --
Conclusion --
Appendix : Caritas in veritate.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Rourke.

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