Catholicism and Citizenship

Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century

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Massimo Faggioli
  • Collegeville, MN: 
    Liturgical Press
    , March
     2017.
     188 pages.
     $19.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780814684238.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Christopher Hrynkow forthcoming.

Description

The beginning of the twenty-first century has provided abundant evidence of the necessity to reexamine the relationship between Catholicism and the modern, global world. This book tries to proceed on this path with a focus on the meaning, legacy, and reception in today's world of the ecclesiology of Vatican II, starting with Gaudium et Spes: "This council exhorts Christians, as citizens of two cities, to strive to discharge their earthly duties conscientiously and in response to the Gospel spirit." Catholicism and Citizenship is a call for a rediscovery of the moral and political imagination of Vatican II for the Church and the world of our time.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Massimo Faggioli is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University and a contributing editor for Commonweal. Among his books with Liturgical Press are True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium (2012); Pope John XXIII: The Medicine of Mercy (2014); and Sorting Out Catholicism: A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements (2014).

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