Church and Revolution   -     By: Thomas Bokenkotter
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Church and Revolution

Image Entertainment / 1998 / Paperback

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Though quite conservative on certain issues, the Catholic Church has in many ways led the struggle for social justice and rights for the poor in our age. But this concern was not always a top priority. In fact, at the time of the French Revolution the Catholic Church was among the most conservative and reactionary of the world's institution. This book deals with the interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church move from being a defender of the status quo to becoming a progressive force in world affairs? The author traces the movement of social justice in the Church over two hundred years since the French Revolution. Those portrayed include Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, Irish emancipator Daniel O'Connell, founder of the American Catholic Worker movement Dorothy Day, and Polish electrician and activist Lech Walesa.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 424
Vendor: Image Entertainment
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 1/4 X 6 1/4 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0385487541
ISBN-13: 9780385487542

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From the author of the bestselling "Concise History of the Catholic Church" comes a fascinating overview of the Church's involvement and response to political revolution, featuring opinions by such prestigious Catholic writers as Dorothy Day, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Lech Walesa. 15 photos.

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