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Hope for common ground : mediating the personal and the political in a divided church

by Rubio, Julie Hanlon,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BX1406.3.R83 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  BX1406.3.R83 2016
 
 
Summary

Much like the rest of the country, American Catholics are politically divided, perhaps more so now than at any point in their history. In this learned but accessible work for scholars, students, and religious and lay readers, ethicist Julie Hanlon Rubio suggests that there is a way beyond red versus blue for orthodox and progressive Catholics. In a call for believers on both sides of the liberal-conservative divide to put aside labels and rhetoric, Rubio, a leading scholar in marriage and family for more than twenty years, demonstrates that common ground does exist in the local sphere between the personal and the political.

In Hope for Common Ground , Rubio draws on Catholic Social Thought to explore ways to bring Catholics together. Despite their differences, Catholics across the political spectrum can share responsibility for social sin and work within communities to contribute to social progress. Rubio expands this common space into in-depth discussions on family fragility, poverty, abortion, and end-of-life care. These four issues, though divisive, are part of a seamless worldview that holds all human life as sacred. Rubio argues that if those on different sides focus on what can be done to solve social problems in "the space between" or local communities, opposing sides will see they are not so far apart as they think. The common ground thus created can then lead to far-reaching progress on even the most divisive issues--and help quiet the discord tearing apart the Church.

Additional Information
Series Moral traditions series.
Subjects Christian sociology -- Catholic Church.
Christian sociology -- United States.
Social ethics -- United States.
Church and social problems -- Catholic Church.
Church and social problems -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church.
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Publisher Washington, DC :2016
Language English
Description xxi, 242 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781626163089
1626163081
9781626163065
1626163065
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