Universalism and liberation. Italian Catholic culture and the idea of international community, 1963-1978 /

The changing attitude of Catholic culture towards modernity. 0After decades of a problematic, if not plainly hostile, approach to modernity by Catholic culture, the 1960s marked the beginning of a new era. As the Church employed a more positive approach to the world, voices in the Catholic milieu em...

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Main Author: Cellini, Jacopo.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leuven : Leuven UP 2017.
Series:KADOC studies on religion, culture, and society ; 20.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:The changing attitude of Catholic culture towards modernity. 0After decades of a problematic, if not plainly hostile, approach to modernity by Catholic culture, the 1960s marked the beginning of a new era. As the Church employed a more positive approach to the world, voices in the Catholic milieu embraced a radical perspective, channeling the need for social justice for the poor and the oppressed. The alternative and complementary world views of 'universalism' and 'liberation' would drive the engagement of Catholics for generations to come, shaping the idea of international community in Catholic culture. Because of its traditional connection with the papacy and because of its prominent role in the map of European progressive Catholicism, Italy stands out as an ideal case study to follow these dynamics. By locating the Italian scenario in a broader geographical frame, 'Universalism and Liberation' offers a new vantage point from which to investigate the social and political relevance of religion in an age of crisis.
Physical Description:1 online resource (336 pages)
ISBN:9789461662224
946166222X
9789462701083
9462701083