Religion within the Limits of Liberalism
Neuhaus, Richard, First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
The editors of Commonweal were taken aback by recent assertions by two sociologists, Father Andrew Greeley and Professor Peter Berger. Greeley, writing in Commonweal, says that the significance of Vatican II is that individual Catholics "decided that it was not wrong to be Catholic on their own terms." In the Church today, says Greeley, people who disagree with official positions and want decisions to go in another direction simply "anticipate such decisions and change on their own authority." In "Liberalism and Its Limits," the editors indicate a deep uneasiness about such freelancing.
They also find surprising Berger's essay in the Christian Century ("Protestantism and the …
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Publication information: Article title: Religion within the Limits of Liberalism. Contributors: Neuhaus, Richard - Author. Magazine title: First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life. Publication date: January 1999. Page number: 69. © 2009 Institute on Religion and Public Life. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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