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The social and political thought of Benedict XVI

Author: Thomas R Rourke
Publisher: Lexington Books, Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
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Covering the entire trajectory of his religious life, this meticulously researched book identifies the roots of political and social order in Pope Benedict XVI's philosophy and analyzes his views on the role of Christian faith in politics. Although not generally characterized as a political philosopher, the Benedict's writings shed significant and unique light on the world of politics today. In an age when modern  Read more...
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Rourke, Thomas R.
Social and political thought of Benedict XVI.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2009043253
(OCoLC)458737854
Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope; XVI ) Benedikt (Papst
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Rourke
ISBN: 9780739142820 0739142828 1282505394 9781282505391
OCLC Number: 659560429
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 151 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
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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