By Joseph M. Palacios
The achieve of the Catholic Church is arguably more than that of the other faith, extending throughout various political, ethnic, classification, and cultural barriers. yet what's it approximately Catholicism that resonates so profoundly with fans who reside lower than disparate stipulations? what's it, for example, that binds parishioners in the United States with these in Mexico? For Joseph M. Palacios, what unites Catholics is a feeling of being Catholic—a social mind's eye that motivates them to advertise justice and construct a greater world.
In The Catholic Social Imagination, Palacios offers readers a sense for what it ability to be Catholic and placed one’s religion into motion. Tracing the practices of a gaggle of parishioners in Oakland, California, and one other in Guadalajara, Mexico, Palacios unearths parallels—and contrasts—in the methods those usual Catholics obtain and act on a church doctrine that emphasizes social justice. whether or not they are development a grocery store for the low-income aged or waging protests to advertise university reform, those parishioners offer very important insights into the development of the Catholic social mind's eye. all through, Palacios additionally deals vital new cultural and sociological interpretations of Catholic doctrine on concerns equivalent to poverty, civil and human rights, political participation, and the traditional law.
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