Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican II

Hardcover | April 5, 2009

byIan Linden

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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.

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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, ...

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.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.98 inPublished:April 5, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199326266

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