Prophetic and Public: The Social Witness of U.S. Catholicism (Moral Traditions)

Prophetic & Public

By Kristin E. Heyer. Considers what constitutes appropriate religious political engagement holding that public theology connects religious faith, concepts, and practices to their relevance for the wider society, by looking at the relationship between public morality and religious commitment using the example of the Catholic Church, particularly two prominent Catholics―Michael Baxter and Bryan Hehir―as a way of discussing norms for practice of public theology, and analyzes case studies of three US Catholic advocacy groups: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, NETWORK, and Pax Christi USA., showing the various ways that these organizations’ Catholic identity impacts their social and political efforts. Read more.