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Global Catholicism, Tolerance and the Open Society

An Empirical Study of the Value Systems of Roman Catholics

Authors: Tausch, Arno, Obirek, Stanislaw

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  • Presents an empirical study on the political and social values of Catholics around the globe, based on social survey data 
  • Highlights core problems, such as Catholic (in)tolerance and anti-Semitism 
  • Reflects on how the Roman Catholic Church is adapting to the requirements of a democratic and open society
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This book systematically assesses the political and social values of the more than 1.3 billion Catholics around the globe, by far the largest denomination of Western Christianity. Based on an extensive analysis of data from the World Values Survey and other global opinion surveys, the book sheds new light on the value systems and opinions of Roman Catholics. The authors highlight core problems and challenges the Church is currently facing in adapting to the modern world, including Catholic anti-Semitism, religious and sexual tolerance, and opinions towards democracy, while also offering an anthropological reflection on how well the Church is adapting or failing to adapt to the requirements of an open society.

About the authors

Arno Tausch is an Honorary Associate Professor of Economics at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Innsbruck University, Austria. From 1992 to his retirement in 2016, he worked at the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, in the area of European Union and International Affairs. He has authored or co-authored books and articles for major international publishers and for leading global strategy think tanks in Austria, Israel, Poland, and Russia, including 11 articles indexed in the Central and Eastern European Online Library database. He is a co-author of the book “Islamism, Arab Spring and the Future of Democracy,” published with Springer in 2019.

Stanislaw Obirek, a culture anthropologist, is a Professor at the American Studies Center, Warsaw University, Poland. He was a visiting professor at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA (2000), and a fellow at St. Louis University (2004). His books include “Catholicism as a Cultural Phenomenon in the Time of Globalization: A Polish Perspective” (2009); “Liberated Mind. In Search of a Mature Catholicism” (2011); and “Pole Catholic?” (2015). His main interests are in the place of religion in modern cultures, interreligious dialogue, and strategies for overcoming conflicts between different civilizations and cultures. He has published articles in journals such as “Shofar. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies,” and including 19 articles indexed in the Central and Eastern European Online Library database.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23238-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Catholicism, Tolerance and the Open Society
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Study of the Value Systems of Roman Catholics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23239-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23239-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23238-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 209
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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