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The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

Bernt Torvild Oftestad



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04 December 2018
Religion & politics; Church history; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies
The Roman Catholic Church's critical stance towards liberalism and democracy following the French Revolution and through the 19th century was often entrenched, but the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s saw a shift in the Church's attitude towards democracy. In recent years, a conflict has emerged between Church doctrine and modern liberalism under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

This book is a comprehensive overview of the Catholic Church's relationship to modern liberal democracy, from the end of the 18th century until today. It is a connection that is situated within the context of the history of ideas itself.
By:   Bernt Torvild Oftestad
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138714663
ISBN 10:   1138714666
Series:   Routledge Studies in Modern History
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   04 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bernt T. Oftestad is Professor Emeritus, Dr. Theol., at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society.

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