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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-23T04:02:43Z
dc.date.available2021-10-23T04:02:43Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2021-10-22T09:52:30Z
dc.identifierONIX_20211022_9781317224778_17
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51150
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/72494
dc.description.abstractInnovative Catholicism and the Human Condition gives an anthropological account of a progressive religious movement in the Roman Catholic Church that is attempting to reconcile religious conviction and reason, and, ergo, modify the human condition. Investigation is given to a representative group of this movement, "Innovative Catholics," who are endeavouring to maintain the momentum for change which began in the 1960s and 1970s. They now find themselves caught between traditional notions of religion and a secularised society, while trying to reconcile these polarising forces to find a pathway forward. While ethnographic fieldwork for this research was conducted in Australia, this movement is to be found across the Western world. The research is framed by the question posed by Jürgen Habermas, who asks whether the democratic constitutional state is able to renew itself, and recognises a benefit in learning from religion. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, subsequently Pope Benedict XVI, responds by asserting the need for a common ethical basis and limits on reason. This latter position, however, remains problematic for Innovative Catholics who are conscious of history and culture. The research explores how Innovative Catholics, who in taking the middle position, inform this dialectic on secularization through their ideas and practices about the human condition.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Religion
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity::HRCC Christian Churches & denominations::HRCC7 Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity::HRCV Christian life & practice
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otherauthentic self
dc.subject.otherautocratic governance
dc.subject.otherCommunitas
dc.subject.othercelebrancy
dc.subject.otherclassical morality
dc.subject.otherEucharistic interpretations
dc.subject.othereco-spirituality
dc.subject.otheremotional reflexivity
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.subject.otherhuman condition
dc.subject.otherinnovative Catholicism
dc.subject.otherJane Anderson
dc.subject.otherJoseph Ratzinger
dc.subject.otherJürgen Habermas
dc.subject.othermoral conflicts
dc.subject.otherPope Benedict XVI
dc.subject.otherPope Francis
dc.subject.otherparish governance
dc.subject.otherpostconciliar papcies
dc.subject.otherpreconciliar era
dc.subject.otherprogressive Catholicism
dc.subject.otherRoman Catholic Church
dc.subject.otherreflexivity
dc.subject.otherreligious identity
dc.subject.othersecularisation
dc.subject.othersecularization
dc.subject.othersecular society
dc.subject.othersocial advocacy
dc.subject.otherspiritual reflexivity
dc.titleInnovative Catholicism and the Human Condition
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315623023
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9781317224778
oapen.relation.isbn9780367596538
oapen.relation.isbn9781138654747
oapen.relation.isbn9781315623023
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages212


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