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dc.contributor.authorMattson, Kristinen_US
dc.contributor.authorReed-Bouley, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Zachary B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T01:30:15Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T01:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109267
dc.description.abstractDaily headlines confirm that when religion and politics interact, the results can be explosive. Most Catholic universities, however, count religious inquiry and political responsibility among their overall learning goals. In this paper, we explore how Catholic social teaching (CST) can inform political dialogue in ways that unite rather than divide. Specifically, we focus on the background for a collaborative project at a Catholic university to teach students to apply CST to the political dimensions of environmental sustainability. Catholic social teaching can serve three functions that are useful to Catholic universities in preparing graduates for full citizenship: 1) complicating students’ habits of moral reasoning, thereby providing the condition for the possibility of moral reasoning about politics; 2) incorporating social analysis to provide a basis for non-polemic analysis of political issues; and 3) providing religious motivation and justification for active involvement in politics. |Keywords: civic education, Catholic social teachingen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleReligion and Politics: Educating for Engagementen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteReligion and Politicsen_US


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