The Catholic Church, Morality, and Politics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809140404
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Readings in Moral Theology Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword 1
1 Murray's Contribution 5
2 A Possible Role for Biblical Religion in Public Life 12
3 Revisiting John Courtney Murray: The Question of Method in Public Theology 19
4 The Retreat from Murray 27
5 The Neoconservative Difference: A Proposal for the Renewal of Church and Society 38
6 Caesar's Coin: Religion and Politics in America 45
7 Religion, Morality, and Politics 60
8 History of Christian Political Activism: A Catholic Experience 79
9 The Church's Moral Involvement in Society 90
10 A Public Faith: Christian Witness in Society 99
11 Theology in the Public Forum 110
12 The Naked Public Square: A Metaphor Reconsidered 131
13 Faithful Citizenship: Civic Responsibility for a New Millennium 141
14 Consistent Ethic of Life 160
15 Voting the Gospel of Life 170
16 The Church and the Political Order: The Role of the Catholic Bishops in the United States 175
17 When Shepherds Are Sheep 191
18 A Cardinal Error: Does the Seamless Garment Make Sense? 196
19 The Church in the Public Forum: Scandal or Prophetic Witness? 205
20 The Bishops and the Ruling Class: The Moral Formation of Public Policy 224
21 ... Or Exhortation to Consider Abortion Above All? 239
22 Catholic Politicians and the Death Penalty 244
23 Getting Ready for the Catholic Moment 253
24 Wait a Moment Now! 259
25 Beyond the Simple Market-State Dichotomy 267
26 The Crisis of the Welfare State 274
27 The Pope and Capitalism 284
28 Murray, American Pluralism and the Abortion Controversy 291
29 What Would John Courtney Murray Say on Abortion and Euthanasia? 299
30 Law, Morality, and "Sexual Orientation" 313
31 Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in American Religious Discourse: A Roman Catholic Perspective 328
32 Religious Morality and Political Choice 351
33 Good Catholics Should Be Rawlsian Liberals 368
List of Contributors 383
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