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The church and secularity : two stories of liberal society, Robert Gascoigne

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The church and secularity : two stories of liberal society
Title
The church and secularity
Title remainder
two stories of liberal society
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gascoigne
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Western liberal societies are characterized by two stories: a positive story of freedom of conscience and the recognition of community and human rights, and a negative story of unrestrained freedom that leads to self-centeredness, vacuity, and the destructive compromise of human values. Can the Catholic Church play a more meaningful role in assisting liberal societies in telling their better story? Australian ethicist Robert Gascoigne thinks it can. In The Church and Secularity he considers the meaning of secularity as a shared space for all citizens and asks how the Church can contribute to a sensitivity to -- and respect for -- human dignity and human rights. Drawing on Augustine's City of God and Vatican II's Gaudium et spes, Gascoigne interprets the meaning of freedom in liberal societies through the lens of Augustine's "two loves," the love of God and neighbor and the love of self, and reveals how the two are connected to our contemporary experience. The Church and Secularity argues that the Church can serve liberal societies in a positive way and that its own social identity, rooted in Eucharistic communities, must be bound up with the struggle for human rights and resistance to the commodification of the human in all its forms
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Gascoigne, Robert
Dewey number
261.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BT810.3
LC item number
.G37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Moral traditions series
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  • Augustine
  • Vatican Council
  • Church and the world
  • Liberalism
  • Liberty
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Church and the world
  • Liberalism
  • Liberty
Label
The church and secularity : two stories of liberal society, Robert Gascoigne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The two stories of liberal society -- Church, kingdom, and secularity -- The virtues of noninstrumental relationships -- Christian hope and the Eucharist : witness and service -- Two stories of liberal society and contemporary -- Catholic identity
Control code
703349320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781589017252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2n0rhx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703349320
Label
The church and secularity : two stories of liberal society, Robert Gascoigne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The two stories of liberal society -- Church, kingdom, and secularity -- The virtues of noninstrumental relationships -- Christian hope and the Eucharist : witness and service -- Two stories of liberal society and contemporary -- Catholic identity
Control code
703349320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781589017252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2n0rhx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703349320

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