Catholicism in Italy in the Age of Pluralism

Catholicism in Italy in the Age of Pluralism

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Public interest in religious institutions and 'religious' phenomena in Italy has been on the rise, with the surge of debates and studies regarding religion and national identity, religion and its historical role, and religion and civil values. In Catholicism in Italy in the Age of Pluralism, Franco Garelli presents an interesting perspective and analysis of the controversial and ambivalent dynamics that characterize the dialogue on religion and politics within Italy more

Product details

  • Hardback | 150 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739141112
  • 9780739141113

Review quote

Franco Garelli's book makes a powerful statement about the new public role played by religions in the twenty-first century. Challenging the conventional separation between religion and politics, it shows how religion can continue to inspire common values - in the midst of diversity - and personal identity in uncertain times. Its analysis of the new public importance of Catholicism in Italy in an age of growing pluralism is both scholarly and humane. This is a wide-ranging book that will command the attention of social scientists and religious thinkers alike. -- James A. Beckford, University of Warwickshow more

About Franco Garelli

Franco Garelli is professor of sociology of culture and religion in the Political Science Department of the University of Turin in more

Table of contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Public Ethos and Religion Chapter 4 2. Religious Sentiment in Italy Chapter 5 3. Challenges for the Catholic World Chapter 6 4. The World Youth Days Chapter 7 5. Youth, Religion, and Sexuality Chapter 8 6. Crowded Squares and Empty Churches? Chapter 9 7. The Public Importance of Italian Catholicism Chapter 10 8. Religious Pluralism in Italyshow more