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The transformation of the Christian churches in Western Europe : 1945-2000 = La transformation des églises chrétiennes en Europe occidentale /
[edited by] Leo Kenis, Jaak Billiet & Patrick Pasture.
imprint
Leuven : Leuven UP, c2010.
description
352 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
905867665X, 9789058676658
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imprint
Leuven : Leuven UP, c2010.
isbn
905867665X
9789058676658
contents note
The transformation of Christian churches in Western Europe : an introduction / Patrick Pasture & Leo Kenis -- The present crisis in historical context / Hugh McLeod -- Feu la "nouvelle chrétienté" / Étienne Fouilloux -- Restoration and erosion of pillarised Catholicism in Western Europe / Wilhelm Damberg & Patrick Pasture -- Left Catholicism in Western Europe : a brief survey / Gerd-Rainer Horn -- Opening windows or opening doors? Catholic intellectuals as the bearers of secularisation in the Netherlands, 1945-1970 / Lodewijk Winkeler -- Late 20th-century trends in Catholic religiousness : Belgium compared with Wester and Central European nations / Karel Dobbelaere & Jaak Billiet -- Contemporary syncretism in Europe / Liliane Voyé -- The American exception? Secularisation and religion in the United States, 1945-2000 / Jon Butler -- Fundamental changes in the social ethic of the Christian churches / Johan Verstraeten -- The affirmation of women's religious leadership : a "modern" issue? / Anne-Marie Korte -- God has no favourites : ecumenism and interreligious dialogue : the unity of God's creation / Anton Houtepen -- Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue / Hans Ucko -- Christian churches as social capital : an empirical study of the relationship between church commitment, religious pluralism and tolerance, and the attitude towards immigrants in eleven European countries / Jaak Billiet, Karel Dobbelaere & Bart Cambré -- La réception du Concile Vatican II dans la Curie romaine / Philippe Chenaux -- Collégialité et primauté dans l'application de Vatican II / Jan Grootaers -- Réception et conséquences de Vatican II : un point de vue protestant / André Birmelé -- Reception and implementation of the Second Vatican Council religious institutes / Joachim Schmiedl.
general note
Articles in English and French.
catalogue key
7112958
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-351).
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Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized religion is becoming increasingly marginalized. New forms of religious life and community, however, may point toward a resurgence of Christian churches in postmodern Europe. This book focuses on the complex transformations Christian churches in Western Europe have undergone since World War II.
First Chapter
Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized religion is becoming increasingly marginalized. New forms of religious life and community, however, may point toward a resurgence of Christian churches in postmodern Europe. This book focuses on the complex transformations Christian churches in Western Europe have undergone since World War II.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-11-01:
This erudite volume is the result of a 2002 conference held in Leuven, Belgium; four of the articles are in French. The contributors primarily address the transformation of the postwar Christian scene in Europe, but make trenchant observations in their comparisons with US churches as well. In Europe, Christianity remains a compelling force, if no longer one shaped by the state, according to these observers. The first set of observations describes the continuities and the discontinuities within religious practice in Europe; the second part addresses perennial issues in postwar church life; the third part examines the enormous impact of Vatican II alone. This book is worthwhile for specialists. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners. G. M. Smith Delaware County Community College
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KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Volume 6 Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized religion is becoming increasingly marginalized. New forms of religious life and community, however, may point toward a resurgence of Christian churches in postmodern Europe. This book focuses on the complex transformations Christian churches in Western Europe have undergone since World War II. In English and French.
Main Description
Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalised religion is becoming increasingly marginalised. Some scholars, however, speak of a repositioning of the Christian church in post-modern Europe, citing new forms of religious life and community. This book focuses on the complex mutations the Christian churches in Western Europe have experienced since World War II. The authors offer a comparative exploration of the situations in several countries and describe the evolution (including the specific growth and decline) of the various Christian denominations.
Table of Contents
The Transformation of Christian Churches in Western Europe An Introductionp. 7
Continuities and Discontinuities in Religiousnessp. 21
The Present Crisis in Historical Contextp. 23
Feu la "nouvelle chrétienté"p. 39
Restoration and Erosion of Pillarised Catholicism in Western Europep. 55
Left Catholicism in Western Europe A Brief Surveyp. 77
Opening Windows or Opening Doors? Catholic Intellectuals as the Bearers of Secularisation in the Netherlands, 1945-1970p. 96
Late 20th-Century Trends in Catholic Religiousness Belgium Compared with Western and Central European Nationsp. 113
Contemporary Syncretism in Europep. 146
The American Exception? Secularisation and Religion in the United States, 1945-2000p. 161
Some Basic issues in Postwar Church Lifep. 173
Fundamental Changes in the Social Ethic of the Christian Churchesp. 175
The Affirmation of Women's Religious Leadership: a "Modern" Issue?p. 194
God has no Favourites Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue: the Unity of God's Creationp. 207
Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialoguep. 221
Christian Churches as Social Capital. An Empirical Study of the Relationship between Church Commitment, Religious Pluralism and Tolerance, and the Attitude towards Immigrants in Eleven European Countriesp. 236
Impact and Reception of Vatican IIp. 253
La réception du Concile Vatican II dans la Curie romainep. 255
Collégialité et primauté dans l'application de Vatican IIp. 267
Réception et conséquences de Vatican II. Un point de vue protestantp. 281
Reception and Implementation of the Second Vatican Council Religious Institutesp. 296
Bibliographyp. 312
Colophonp. 352
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