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In this fascinating overview of the Church's involvement and response to political revolution, Bokenkotter, author of A Concise History of the Catholic Church, traces the development of social justice in the Church through portraits of 15 revolutionaries of the past 200 years. Each figure profiled was key not only to the revolution itself, but also to shaping or influencing the Church's response to it.
Table of Contents
Introduction • I. The French Revolution • II. Three Who Failed: Lamennais, Lacordaire, and Montalembert, Pioneers of Liberal Catholicism • III. Daniel O’Connell (1775—1847): Liberal Catholic Leader of a Bloodless Revolution • IV. Frederick Ozanam (1813—1853): A “Yes” to the Revolution • V. Karl Marx’s Call for a Workers’ Revolution • VI. A Bishop Who Heard What Marx Was Saying: Henry Edward Manning • VII. Albert de Mun (1841—1914): Knight of the Syllabus, from Royalist to Reformer • VIII. Monsignor Benigni’s Counterrevolution • IX. Don Sturzo vs. Mussolini’s Revolution • X. Two Catholic Revolutionaries: Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera • XI. Maritain and Mounier I • XII. The Personalist Revolution: Maritain and Mounier II • XIII. Dorothy Day (1897—1980): The Personalist Revolution, American Style • XIV. Konrad Adenauer (1876—1967): The Resurrection of Germany • XV. Oscar Romero and Revolution in El Salvador • XVI. Lech Walesa’s Revolution • Index