By Sabrina P. Ramet
Catholicism has, at the one hand, characteristically seemed earthly existence as of secondary importance—as an tool of non secular transformation—and, at the different, has ascribed nice worth to the early associations of the church, taking nice curiosity in temporal concerns that has effects on its institutional matters. opposed to the backdrop of this duality, the church has replaced over the centuries, adapting to neighborhood and nationwide stipulations. Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies surveys those neighborhood and nationwide variations of their old contexts, linking the prior adventure of the church to its current situations. geared up round issues of culture vs. modernity, hierarchy vs. decrease clergy, and institutional constitution vs. grass-roots association, this entire quantity offers an in depth, country-by-country portrait of the political and social prestige of the church at the present time in communist and socialist settings.
Contributors. Pedro Ramet, Arthur F. McGovern, Roman Solchanyk, Ivan Hvat, Robert F. Goeckel, C. Chrypinski, Milan J. Reban, Leslie Laszlo, Janice Broun, Eric O. Hanson, Stephen Denney, Thomas E. Quigley, Humberto Belli, Hansjakob Stehle, George H. Williams
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