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  • Patrick Allitt's The Conservatives: Ideas And Personalities Throughout American History

    Buckley, James McFadden, and Phyllis Schlafly, who stamped their Catholicism on the Conservative movement. Many of the intellectuals and their sources appear to have been based on Papal Encyclicals written since 1930. Because Dr. Allitt is Catholic and has written multiple texts regarding Catholicism; his notations and references bring to issue that Catholicism, not the Protestantism of the old time Old Conservation has become the lynch pin of and intellectual source of today’s Conservatism. The oldest of these Encyclicals is “Casti Connumbii” (On Christian Marriage) which broke away from the libertarian philosophy “based on as it was on the idea that society is a collection of atomized individuals interacting rationally”. This essentially provides a key back to Dr. Allitt on why there are some variants of Conservatism. What is appearing is a break from the traditional Northeastern elite who were primarily Protestant and were not traditionally bound to a clerical hierarchy like Catholicism. Instead, the old Conservatives, who had sought to curtail the immigration of Southern and Eastern Europe were displaces by the growing force of Catholics in the nation. Instead of being shunned, Catholicism exercised its strength and challenged the older establishment elites. The other encyclical with far reaching impact is “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life) as well as “Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) which has steadily drawn Evangelical Christians and Catholics together in…

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  • The Importance Of Church Administration

    Managing the human resources within the church can be somewhat difficult. It is important that each member realize the dignity of that of another member. The Bible says, “God is not a God of disorder but of peace” (Holy Bible, New Int. Vers. 1 Cor. 14.33). All people are created in the image and likeness of God. In the department of human resource management it is vital that the team realize the significance of their work. In Pope John Paul II’s encyclical letter Laborem Exercens (On Human…

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  • Of Patrick Allitt's The Conservatives: Ideas And Personalities Throughout American History

    Wade and other sanctity of life issues. This effort in the “Pro-Life Movement” has galvanized many against the secularism and social activism of the courts. This has also divided many neo-conservatives who held to the older Democratic views of choice. This block of the Southern Agrarian Christian voters represents in many states a powerful tool and often times splits from the current Conservative message. However, not all Papal Encyclicals have been received with such accord from…

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  • Pope Francis Encyclical Analysis

    At the climax of Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment he states that, “The poor and the earth are crying out. O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty” (180). These words both truthful and righteous are emblematic of the encyclical in its entirety; the encyclical is about how we as humans have damaged the word and how we must make an effort to right our wrongs.…

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  • Encyclical Pope Francis's Argument

    In his most recent encyclical Pope Francis addressed the many problems facing our environment and called Christians to take action. He stated, "The idea of infinite or unlimited growth, which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology ... is based on the lie that there is an infinite supply of the earth 's goods, and this leads to the planet being squeezed dry at every limit” (Francis). He continued to outline many excellent points surrounding the crisis. The…

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  • John Paul 2 Encyclical Analysis

    Commentary on the Encyclical of His Holiness Saint John Paul II, Fides et Ratio One of men's abilities is to want to know more, to know where they come from. In this act we can see throughout history the different philosophical currents have been asking all over the world asking men's origin. Philosophy has been the science that comes close to finding where we come from and the meaning of our lives. Not only in today's world but over the time that the church has existed since Christ founded it,…

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  • Pope Francis 'Encyclical Letter Laudato Si'

    Christians must use their understanding of humanities relationship with God, in order to fulfill His orders to take responsibility for the community of creation. Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’ aims to bring light current destruction of our global creation. Christian anthropology gives an understanding of the human person, formed through interactions and relationships with others. Christians have formed these interactions to form relationships with creation. The Encyclical refers to…

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  • Should The Encyclical In Kevin Ahern's Praised Be Creation

    In Praised Be Creation the author of the article, Kevin Ahern speaks about Pope Francis and his beliefs that the encyclical has answers to our environmental injustice. The encyclical is based on eco-spirituality linked to the care for creation and the diversity of life forms. There is the theological view that believes: “All of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communication which fills us with a sacred, affectionate and humble respect” (14).…

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  • John Paul II Encyclical Fides Et Ratio

    Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio is a comprehensive pamphlet on the relationship between faith and reason. In short John Paul II affirmes that theological faith and philosophical reason confirm one another. He states the “Church considers philosophy an indispensible help for a deeper understanding of faith and for communicating the truth of the Gospel to those who do not yet know it.” The idea that faith and reason confirm one anther is supported biblically. Reasoning about…

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  • Analysis Of The 13th Encyclical Of John Paul II

    Apart from the differences in culture, race or religion, all men the same questions about their own identity, their origin, their destination, the existence of evil, the enigma that follows death arises. That is, find an ultimate truth that gives meaning to your life. For much of the current thinking, however, it is a wild goose chase, for man would be unable to reach the truth. This is the starting point that has given rise to the thirteenth encyclical of John Paul II, which was…

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