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Commonweal Confronts the Century: Liberal Convictions, Catholic Tradition Peter Steinfels

Commonweal Confronts the Century: Liberal Convictions, Catholic Tradition

Peter Steinfels

Published November 12th 1999
ISBN : 9780684862767
Paperback
416 pages
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For 75 years, Commonweal magazine has sought to bring Catholic faith & modern life--especially the experience of American freedom & diversity--into fruitful contact. Now Commonweal Confronts the Century not only marks the anniversary of thisMoreFor 75 years, Commonweal magazine has sought to bring Catholic faith & modern life--especially the experience of American freedom & diversity--into fruitful contact. Now Commonweal Confronts the Century not only marks the anniversary of this journal, it also traces the ways in which the Catholic intellectual tradition has struggled with modernity, democratic institutions & American culture while remaining faithful to its heritage. Collected here are many of the most provocative essays its published by a number of the centurys most distinguished thinkers. Together they confront controversial issues of continuing relevance within both the Catholic Church & American society in general. In the pages of Commonweal, liberal Catholics have carried on a dialog about American culture & politics, the arts, religious pluralism, domestic upheaval, war & peace, liberal freedoms, & moral & sexual sensibilities. Heres a feast of argument, observation & good writing that will appeal to both the religiously informed & the intellectually curious. Highlights include: Dorothy Day on poverty- Graham Greene on his religious conversion- Thomas Merton on nuclear war- Jean Bethke Elshtain on gay marriage- Daniel Callahan on health care etc.