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Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna free pdf Under the leadership of Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI, the Roman Catholic Church went through a period of liberal reform during the years of the Second Vatican Council. Their successors, however, have since then gradually reversed the substance of those reforms. The Church became notably more conservative under the leadership of Pope John Paul II and has moved even more rapidly and sharply to the ideological right with the tenure of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics who had embraced the spirit of Vatican II and Liberation Theology found themselves in a state of crisis over the transformation in religious, political, and economic thinking of Church leadership, with some having even found themselves accused of failing in their Catholic duties by voting for progressive political candidates in local or national elections. Many liberal Catholics feel betrayed and religiously adrift in the face of Church teachings over homosexuality, birth control, abortion, divorce, and women's ordination. In Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies, contributors explore through literary and cinematic works this unsettled state of affairs and the not uncommon stark choices confronted by modern Catholics of whether to stay in the Church and reform it from within or leave the institution altogether. Contributors through their analyses ask such trenchant questions as: Is there a middle ground? What lessons might modern Catholics learned from subversive Catholic theologians, activists, literary figures, and filmmakers of the past? How did those individuals address the conflict between their personal beliefs and the official teachings of the Church? Can their strategies be adapted and recreated today? Should their strategies be adopted today? Throughout the volume, essayists, consider and question the spiritual and political authority of the Roman Catholic Church, Liberal Catholics, Liberation Theology, church corruption, prominent fictional Catholics, fictional representations of Catholics as frightening immigrant figures, the question of abolishing Catholicism, and other related Catholic themes. Each examines the extent to which it is possible for contemporary Catholics to continue as active members of the Roman Catholic Church despite its advocacy of a conservative politics, its troubling treatment of women, its role in persecuting homosexuality, and its role in protecting its clergy from charges and prosecution for sexual crimes.

About Marc DiPaolo

Marc DiPaolo (PhD in English, Drew University) is an assistant professor of English and Film at Oklahoma City University, and has published several books examining intersections between literature, popular culture, politics, and religion, including War, Politics and Superheroes (CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011).

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Author : Marc DiPaolo
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Data Published : 16 September 2013
ISBN : 0810888513
EAN : 9780810888517
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 226 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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