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The Resource Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics, James Hitchcock

Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics, James Hitchcock

Label
Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics
Title
Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics
Statement of responsibility
James Hitchcock
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout its history the Catholic Church has taken positions on many subjects that are in one sense political, but in another sense are primarily moral, such as contraception, homosexuality, and divorce. One such issue, abortion, has split not only the United States, but Catholics as well. Catholics had to confront these issues within the framework of a democratic society that had no official religion. Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics is a study of opposing American Catholic approaches to abortion, especially in terms of laws and government policies. After the ruling of Roe vs. Wade, many pro-life advocates no longer felt their sentiments and moral code aligned with Democrats. For the first time, Catholics, as an entire group, became involved in U.S. politics. Abortion became one of the principal points of division in American Catholicism: a widening split between liberal Catholic Democrats who sought to minimize the issue and other Catholics, many of them politically liberal, whose pro-life commitments caused them to support Republicans. James Hitchcock discusses the 2016 presidential campaign and how it altered an already changed political landscape. He also examines the Affordable Care Act, LGBT rights, and the questions they raise about religious liberty."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
282.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.3
LC item number
.H58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics, James Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Catholic left -- The Catholic left: The donkey's makeover -- The Catholic right -- The Catholic right: Wars and rumors of wars -- The Catholic right: The root of all evil -- The Catholic right: Strangers in the land -- A reckoning -- Descent into chaos -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9781412864466
Lccn
2016025827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951754135
Label
Abortion, religious freedom, and Catholic politics, James Hitchcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Catholic left -- The Catholic left: The donkey's makeover -- The Catholic right -- The Catholic right: Wars and rumors of wars -- The Catholic right: The root of all evil -- The Catholic right: Strangers in the land -- A reckoning -- Descent into chaos -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9781412864466
Lccn
2016025827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951754135

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