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New Directions for Catholic Social and Political Research

Humanity vs. Hyper-Modernity

Editors: Preparata, Guido Giacomo (Ed.)

  • Presents a truly global array of perspectives, with contributors from Australia, Cameroun, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Timor East, and the United States 
  • Offers a singular, important call to move beyond the limiting forces of resurgent conservatism and post-modernist relativism
  • Asserts a timely social justice focus that, refreshingly, calls for the church to engage beyond its own internal squabbles and politics 
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About this book

This book offers scholars who ground their research in compassion and pacifism a new framework for the socio-political analysis of current global events. By tackling a broad range of critical themes in various disciplines, the essays compose a critical narrative of the ways in which power and violence shape society, culture, and belief. In addition to the contemporary dynamics of international economics, political murder, and the rhetorical antagonism between Christianity and Islam, the book addresses cultural strife in the West, the societal effects of neoconservative hegemony in the United States and the world, and the overall question of religious credence in connection with political action. All such topics are discussed with a view toward providing solutions and policies that are informed by a comprehensive desire to resist violence and war, on the one hand, and to foment cohesion and harmony at the community level, on the other. 

About the authors

Guido Giacomo Preparata is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He is the author of Conjuring Hitler and The Ideology of Tyranny

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“This feisty, learned, polemical contribution to the rejuvenation of Catholicism, with its interdisciplinary profile and passionate bridge-building mission, bears closest resemblance to the radical orthodoxy movement in theology. Its great strength lies in combining theology, Catholic social thought, and sharp analysis of the culture of globalization. There is a third way emerging here, beyond culturally-captive liberalism and crass reactionary conservatism, so that no-one in the Catholic Church escapes unchallenged. It should be a widely-read and widely-reviewed book.” (Scott Cowdell, Research Professor in Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University, Australia; and Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introductory: Hyper-Modernity

    Preparata, Guido Giacomo

    Pages 1-14

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  • Blasphemous Speech in a Secular Society: An Anachronism?

    Lah, Peter

    Pages 15-33

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  • Epidemiological Research, Individualism, and Public Health

    Azetsop, Jacquineau

    Pages 35-52

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  • Unspeakable: James W. Douglass, Non-violence, and Political Murder

    Wilson, Eric

    Pages 53-80

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  • The Neoconservative Influence on American Catholics, 1950–2015: Smothering Pacifism in the Cradle

    Langan, Jeffrey J.

    Pages 81-107

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Buy this book

eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33873-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33872-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions for Catholic Social and Political Research
Book Subtitle
Humanity vs. Hyper-Modernity
Editors
  • Guido Giacomo Preparata
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33873-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33873-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33872-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
Topics