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Democracy, Culture, Catholicism


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Introduction Lithuanian Voices Introduction John Crowley-Buck Democracy and Catholicism in Twentieth Century Lithuania Arunas Streikus The Domains of the Lithuanian Church during the Soviet Period: Martyria, Diakonia, and Leiturgia Vidmantus Simkunas, S.J. Traumatized Society, Democracy, and Religious Faith: The Lithuanian Experience Danute Gailiene Christianity and Politics in Post-Soviet Lithuania: Between Totalitarian Experience and Democracy Nerija Putinaite Note John Crowley-Buck Montaigne, Julian, and 'Others': The Quest for Peaceful Coexistence in Public Space David M. Posner Indonesian Voices Introduction John Crowley-Buck Catholics in Indonesia and the Struggle for Democracy Baskara Wardaya, S.J. Musyawarah and Democratic Lay Catholic Leadership in Indonesia: The Ongoing Legacy of John Dijkstra, S.J. and Ikatan Petani Pancasila Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama, S.J. The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on the Democratic Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study from Indonesia Francisca Ninik Yudianti The Performing Art of Kethoprak and the Democratic 'Power to Will' in Indonesia Albertus 'Budi' Susanto, S.J. Note John Crowley-Buck Alter/Native Democracies: Muslim and Catholic Negotiations of Culture, Religion, and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century Marcia Hermansen Comparative Insights Regarding Religion and Democracy in a Muslim Context Russell Powell Peruvian Voices Introduction John Crowley-Buck The Relationship of Patronage and Legitimacy between the Catholic Church and the Peruvian State Maria Soledad Escalante Beltran Catholicism and the Struggle for Memory: Reflections on Peru Gonzalo Gamio Gehri The Catholic Church, Indigenous Rights, and the Environment in the Peruvian Amazon Region Oscar A. Espinosa Religion as a Political Factor in Latin America: The Peruvian Case Jorge Aragon Trelles Note John Crowley-Buck The Catholic Church and the Leftist Populist Regimes of Latin America: Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia Jeffrey Klaiber, S.J. United States Voices Introduction John Crowley-Buck Roman Catholic Sisters and the Cultivation of Citizenship in the United States: Rich and Contentious Legacies Bren Ortega Murphy "First Be Reconciled": Restorative Justice and Deliberative Democracy William R. O'Neill, S.J. Access to Information: Citizenship, Representative Democracy, and Catholic Social Thought Barry Sullivan Note Foundations of Human Rights: The Work of Francisco de Vitoria, O.P. Robert John Araujo, S.J. Global Interpretations Introduction John Crowley-Buck Democratic Transitions and Consolidation in Predominantly Catholic Countries Peter Schraeder Civil Discourse and Religion in Transitional Democracies: The Cases of Lithuania, Peru, and Indonesia David Ingram Epilogue on Democracy, Culture, and Catholicism Michael J. Schuck Contributors Index

About the Author

Michael Schuck is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola University of Chicago, past Director of the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, and current Co-Director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project. John Crowley- Buck is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.


"Democracy, Culture and Catholicism is a unique and very illuminating book studying the restraints and resources of Catholicism for democracy. It links Catholic social thought on democracy with several key case studies of countries which underwent a transition from dictatorship to democracy and how the social location of the church aided or not that crucial transition. A must read for people concerned with comparative study of Catholicism and Catholic social thought." -- -John A. Coleman S.J. Associate Pastor, Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco "... [A] dynamic conversation regarding the interpretation and application of Catholic social teaching in diverse Lithuanian, Indonesian, Peruvian, and U.S. American perspectives. A critical resource for expanding knowledge and inquiry into diverse expressions of Catholicism and globalization." -- -Alex Mikulich Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University, New Orleans

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