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Democracy, culture, Catholicism : voices from four continents

Author: Michael Joseph Schuck
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Compiling scholarly essays from a unique three-year Democracy, Culture and Catholicism International Research Project, Democracy, Culture, Catholicism richly articulates the-diverse and dynamic interplay of democracy, culture, and Catholicism in the contemporary world. The twenty-four essays from four extremely diverse cultures-those of Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, and the United States-explore the relationship  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Schuck
ISBN: 9780823267309 082326730X 9780823268856 0823268853
OCLC Number: 915943188
Description: ix, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Democracy and Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Lithuania / Arunas Streikus --
A theological reading of the Lithuanian Church during the Soviet Period: Martyria, Koinonia, Diakonia, and Leiturgia / Vidmantas Simkunas, SJ --
Traumatized society, democracy and religious faith: the Lithuanian experience / Danute Gailiene --
Christianity and politics in post-soviet Lithuania: between totalitarian experience and democracy / Nerija Putinaite --
Montaigne, Julian, and "others": the quest for peaceful coexistenec in public space / David M. Posner --
Catholics in Indonesia and the struggle for democracy / Baskara T. Wardaya SJ --
Musyawarah and democratic lay catholic leadership in Indonesia: the ongoing legacy of John Dijkstra, SJ, and Ikatan Petani Pancasila / Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama, SJ --
The influence of Catholic social teaching on the democractic practice of corporate social responsibility: a study from Indonesia / Francisca Ninik Yudianti --
The performing art of kethoprak and the democratic "power to will" in Indonesia / Albertus Budi Susanto, SJ --
Alter/native democracies: muslim and catholic negotiations of culture, religion, and citizenship in the twenty-first century / Marica Hermansen --
Comparative insights regarding religion and democracy in a muslim context / Russell Powell --
The relationship of patronage and legitmacy between the Catholic Church and the Peruvian state / Maria Soledad Escalante Beltran --
The Catholic Church, indigenous rights and the environment in the Peruvian Amazon Region / Oscar A. Espinosa --
religion as a political factor in Latin America: the Peruvian case / Jorge Aragon Trelles --
The Catholic Church and the leftist populist regimes of Latin America: Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia / Jeffrey Klaiber, SJ --
Roman Catholic Sisters and the cultivation of citizenship in the United States: rich and contentious legacies / Bren Ortega Murphy --
"First to be Reconciled": restorative justice and deliberative democracy / William R. O'Neill, SJ --
Access to information: citizenship, representative democracy, and catholic social thought / Barry Sullivan --
Foundations of human rights: the work of Francisco de Vitoria, OP / Robert John Araujo, SJ --
Rendering unto Caesar? state regulations of religion and the role of Catholicism in democratic transitions and consolidation in predominantly catholic countries / Peter J. Schraeder --
Civil discourse and religion in transitional democracies: the cases of Lithuania, Peru, and Indonesia / David Ingram --
Epilogue on democracy, culture, catholicism / Michael J. Schuck.
Responsibility: Michael J. Schuck and John Crowley-Buck, editors.


An investigation into the different relationships between democracy, culture, and Catholicism found in the religious, social, political, and cultural contexts of four nation-states: Indonesia,  Read more...


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