The Global Face Of Public Faith / Edition 1

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Cohesive collection of recent essays by Hollenbach on political and social affairs, with three foci: faith and the Catholic tradition in politics; the role of the church in American public life; and global challenges and ethics. The final chapter, "Global Faiths, Cultures, and Global Ethics," was written for this book.

The author of several books on ethics, including Catholicism and Liberalism (Cambridge 1994) and The Common Good and Christian Ethics (Cambridge, 2002), Hollenbach is noted for his emphasis on recognizing and appreciating religious pluralism. He is convinced that religious traditions can find common ground through the use of rights and rights language--not always a popular position among religionists--and this book reinforces his commitment to confronting such issues as poverty & economic development, globalism, and interreligious dialogue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878401390
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Moral Traditions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hollenbach, SJ, holds The Margaret O'Brien Flatley Chair in Catholic Theology at Boston College and is the author of several books on ethics, including Catholicism and Liberalism and The Common Good and Christian Ethics.

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Table of Contents


Part One: Fundamental Matters

1. Faith in Public

2. Tradition, Historicity, and Truth

3. Virtues and Vices in Social Inquiry

4. Social Ethics under the Sign of the Cross

Part Two: The Church in American Public Life5. Religion, Morality, and Politics

6. Religion and Political Life: Theoretical Issues

7. Freedom and Truth

8. The Context of Civil Society and Culture

9. Politically Active Churches and Democratic Life

Part Three: Global Challenges10. Christian Social Ethics after the Cold War

11. Human Rights and Development: The African Challenge

12. Global Faiths, Cultures, and Global Ethics



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