The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

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The essays in this volume shed new light on the paradox of power in the life and thought of the Catholic Church today, focusing on the tensions between authority asserted and authority observed. It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its authority were unchanged from the days before Vatican II (1962-65), the majority of first-world Catholics take a far more independent line, and increasingly understand themselves (rather than the church) as the final arbiters of decision-making, especially on ethical ...

The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199778782

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The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199778775

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