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Church and Revolution: Catholics in the Struggle of Democracy and Social Justice

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Though sometimes a source of controversy regarding certain issues, the Catholic Church has in many ways lead the struggle for social justice and rights for the poor in our age. Pope John Paul II never lets an opportunity pass without insisting on the need for greater respect for human rights and the need to alleviate the pains of poverty. In the United States the Catholic Church is the single largest private organization providing assistance to the underprivileged--operating soup kitchens and shelters for the homeless, providing care for the sick, and education for the needy.

But this struggle was not always a top priority. In fact, at the time of the French Revolution the Catholic Church was among the most conservative and reactionary of the world's powers. Church and Revolution deals with the interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church develop from being a defender of the status quo to being a progressive force in world affairs? Thomas Bokenkotter traces the development of social justice in the Church over the 200 years since the French Revolution through portraits of fifteen colorful figures who were all key to the political revolutions of the past two centuries and who also effected the Church's response to them--including Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero; Irish emancipator Daniel O'Connell; founder of the American Catholic Worker movement, Dorothy Day; and Polish electrician and President, Lech Walesa.

Synopsis:

From the author of the bestselling Concise History of the Catholic Church comes a fascinating overview of the Church's involvement and response to political revolution, featuring opinions by such prestigious Catholic writers as Dorothy Day, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Lech Walesa. 15 photos.

About the Author

Thomas Bokenkotter is the author of the bestselling A Concise History of the Catholic Church. With a doctorate in history (Louvain University) he teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is also the pastor of Assumption Church there and is active in the social ministry, running a soup kitchen that he founded twenty years ago and a transitional living facility for homeless women and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385487542
Author:
Bokenkotter, Thomas S.
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Bokenkotter, Thomas
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Church and social problems
Subject:
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Democracy -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
596
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.775 lb

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