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The Resource The intimate : polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries, Karel Dobbelaere & Alfonso Pérez-Agote, eds

The intimate : polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries, Karel Dobbelaere & Alfonso Pérez-Agote, eds

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The intimate : polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries
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The intimate
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polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries
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Karel Dobbelaere & Alfonso Pérez-Agote, eds
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eng
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"For centuries the Catholic Church was able to impose her ethical rules in matters related to the intimate, that is questions concerning life (from its beginning until its end) and te family in the so-called Catholic countries in Western Europe. When the polity started to introduce legislation that was in opposition to the Catholic ethic, the ecclesiastical authorities ad part of the population reacted. The media reported massive manifestations in France against same-sex marriages and in Spain against the de-penalization of abortion. In Italy the Episcopal Conference entered the political field in opposition to the relaxation of several restrictive legal rules concerning medically assisted procreation and exhorted the voters to abstain from voting so that the referendum did not obtain the necessary quorum. In Portugal, to the contrary, the Church made a "pact" with the prime minister so that the law on same-sex marriages did not include the possibility of adoption. And in Belgium the Episcopal Conference limited its actions to clearly expressing with religious, legal and anthropological arguments its opposition to such laws, which all other Episcopal Conferences did also. In this book, the authors analyse the full spectrum of the issue, including the emergence of such laws; the political discussions; the standpoints defended in the media by professionals; ethicists, and politicians; the votes in parliaments; the political interventions of the Episcopal Conferences. The authors also analyse the pro and con evaluations among the civil population of such actions by the Church. Finally, in comparative synthesis, they discuss the public positions taken by Pope Francis to evaluate if a change in Church policy might be possible in the near future"--Page four of cover
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  • Dobbelaere, Karel
  • Pérez-Agote, Alfonso
  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1970- )
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Kadoc studies on religion, culture and society
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15
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Catholic Church
  • Church polity
  • Religion and politics
  • Christianity and politics
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The intimate : polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries, Karel Dobbelaere & Alfonso Pérez-Agote, eds
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24 cm.
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221 pages
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9789462700277
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)907081056
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The intimate : polity and the Catholic Church : laws about life, death and the family in so-called Catholic countries, Karel Dobbelaere & Alfonso Pérez-Agote, eds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9789462700277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907081056

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