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The reach of the Catholic Church is arguably greater than that of any other religion, extending across diverse political, ethnic, class, and cultural boundaries. But what is it about Catholicism that resonates so profoundly with followers who live under disparate conditions? What is it, for instance, that binds parishioners in America with those in Mexico? For Joseph M. Palacios, what unites Catholics is a sense of being Catholicand#8212;a social imagination that motivates them to promote justice and build a better world.

In The Catholic Social Imagination, Palacios gives readers a feeling for what it means to be Catholic and put oneand#8217;s faith into action. Tracing the practices of a group of parishioners in Oakland, California, and another in Guadalajara, Mexico, Palacios reveals parallelsand#8212;and contrastsand#8212;in the ways these ordinary Catholics receive and act on a church doctrine that emphasizes social justice. Whether they are building a supermarket for the low-income elderly or waging protests to promote school reform, these parishioners provide important insights into the construction of the Catholic social imagination. Throughout, Palacios also offers important new cultural and sociological interpretations of Catholic doctrine on issues such as poverty, civil and human rights, political participation, and the natural law.

About the Author

Joseph M. Palacios is assistant professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Georgetown University.and#160;

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

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Part 1: The Catholic Church Takes on Social Justice as Doctrine

Chapter 1: The Mission and Struggle of Roman Catholics to Create a Just Society

Chapter 2: Political and Cultural Construction of the Catholic Social Doctrine

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Part 2: One Church, One Border, Two Justices

Chapter 3: The U.S. Case: Pragmatic andPractice Oriented

Chapter 4: The Mexican Case: Doctrinally Oriented

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Part 3: A Faith That Does Justice?

Chapter 5: The Catholic Social Imagination as Doctrine and Practice

Appendix A:Principles of Catholic Social Justice Doctrine

Appendix B:Research Sites and Instruments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226645018
Author:
Palacios, Joseph M., S.j.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Palacios, Joseph M.
Author:
Palacios, Joseph M., S.J.
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Church and state
Subject:
SOC039000
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Christian sociology - Catholic Church -
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line drawings
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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