Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

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Overview

Compiling scholarly essays from a unique three-year Democracy, Culture and Catholicism International Research Project, Democracy, Culture, Catholicism richly articulates the diverse and dynamic interplay of democracy, culture, and Catholicism in the contemporary world. The twenty-five essays from four extremely diverse cultures—those of Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, and the United States—explore the relationship between democracy and Catholicism from several perspectives, including historical and cultural analysis, political theory and conflict resolution, social movements and Catholic social thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823268856
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Schuck is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola University of Chicago, past Director of the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, and current Co-Director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project.

John Crowley- Buck is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Lithuanian Voices
Introduction
John Crowley-Buck

Democracy and Catholicism in Twentieth Century Lithuania
Arunas Streikus

The Domains of the Lithuanian Church during the Soviet Period: Martyria, Diakonia, and Leiturgia
Vidmantus Simkunas, S.J.

Traumatized Society, Democracy, and Religious Faith: The Lithuanian Experience
Danute Gailiene

Christianity and Politics in Post-Soviet Lithuania: Between Totalitarian Experience and Democracy
Nerija Putinaite

Note
John Crowley-Buck

Montaigne, Julian, and 'Others': The Quest for Peaceful Coexistence in Public Space
David M. Posner

Indonesian Voices
Introduction
John Crowley-Buck

Catholics in Indonesia and the Struggle for Democracy
Baskara Wardaya, S.J.

Musyawarah and Democratic Lay Catholic Leadership in Indonesia: The Ongoing Legacy of John Dijkstra, S.J. and Ikatan Petani Pancasila
Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama, S.J.

The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on the Democratic Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study from Indonesia
Francisca Ninik Yudianti

The Performing Art of Kethoprak and the Democratic 'Power to Will' in Indonesia
Albertus 'Budi' Susanto, S.J.

Note
John Crowley-Buck

Alter/Native Democracies: Muslim and Catholic Negotiations of Culture, Religion, and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century
Marcia Hermansen

Comparative Insights Regarding Religion and Democracy in a Muslim Context
Russell Powell

Peruvian Voices
Introduction
John Crowley-Buck

The Relationship of Patronage and Legitimacy between the Catholic Church and the Peruvian State
María Soledad Escalante Beltrán

Catholicism and the Struggle for Memory: Reflections on Peru
Gonzalo Gamio Gehri

The Catholic Church, Indigenous Rights, and the Environment in the Peruvian Amazon Region
Oscar A. Espinosa

Religion as a Political Factor in Latin America: The Peruvian Case
Jorge Aragón Trelles

Note
John Crowley-Buck

The Catholic Church and the Leftist Populist Regimes of Latin America: Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia
Jeffrey Klaiber, S.J.

United States Voices
Introduction
John Crowley-Buck

Roman Catholic Sisters and the Cultivation of Citizenship in the United States: Rich and Contentious Legacies
Bren Ortega Murphy

"First Be Reconciled": Restorative Justice and Deliberative Democracy
William R. O'Neill, S.J.

Access to Information: Citizenship, Representative Democracy, and Catholic Social Thought
Barry Sullivan

Note
Foundations of Human Rights: The Work of Francisco de Vitoria, O.P.
Robert John Araujo, S.J.

Global Interpretations
Introduction
John Crowley-Buck

Democratic Transitions and Consolidation in Predominantly Catholic Countries
Peter Schraeder

Civil Discourse and Religion in Transitional Democracies: The Cases of Lithuania, Peru, and Indonesia
David Ingram

Epilogue on Democracy, Culture, and Catholicism
Michael J. Schuck

Contributors
Index

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