Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican II by Ian LindenGlobal Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican II by Ian Linden

Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican II

byIan Linden

Hardcover | April 5, 2009

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Global Catholicism charts the complex history of the forces of renewal unleashed in the Roman Catholic Church by the Second Vatican Council and the counter-forces that were mobilized against it during the last half century. Ian Linden offers a comprehensive analysis of how much the CatholicChurch has lived up to the Council's promise, come to terms with pluralism, modernity, and different forms of spirituality and become a genuinely world Church, the only competitor to global Islam in the twenty-first century. He focuses on forces that had wider historical importance than the internal evolution of the Roman Catholic Church as a religious organization: war and peace, nationalism and democratization in Africa, liberation theology, military dictatorships, guerrilla movements in Latin America, Africa andPhilippines, interaction with communist governments, inculturation and relations with resurgent Islam.
Ian Linden is a professorial research associate at SOAS, University of London. A past director of the Catholic Institute for International Relations, a respected think-tank, he has been writing for Catholic periodicals and magazines for over forty years.
Title:Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.98 inPublished:April 5, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199326266

ISBN - 13:9780199326266