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By A. Alexander Stummvoll

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ISBN-13: 9781532605116

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at the global level, the Holy See acts as either a non secular and a political actor. because the head of over 1.2 billion Catholics, the pope is a well known non secular authority. Politically, the Holy See keeps diplomatic kin with different states and actively participates in foreign agencies comparable to the United Nations.

A residing culture examines the normative assets and the dilemmas underpinning papal international relations. It does so within the context of 4 varied case experiences: the Vietnam conflict, John Paul II and Poland, the United international locations meetings in Cairo and Beijing, and the worldwide crusade for debt relief.

While Catholic Social Doctrine deals a principled foundation for Holy See international relations, dwelling out spiritual norms is extra advanced than just preaching them, specially in international politics. This procedure results in political and moral coverage dilemmas in addition to to altering styles of clash and cooperation with different foreign actors.

By drawing upon unpublished archival files from 5 international locations, A dwelling culture deals a clean and interdisciplinary view of either Catholic Social Doctrine and papal international relations that explores a key factor of the spiritual resurgence we're experiencing within the twenty-first century: how spiritual traditions functionality in international politics.

"Alexander Stummvoll has written the easiest publication at the international relations of the Catholic Church thus far. No different paintings at the topic combines a dynamic appropriation of thought, a unifying interpretive argument, and a cautious examine of the data within the manner that this one does. His argument that in simple terms the residing culture of Catholic Social proposal, tempered via prudence and approach, can clarify how the Holy See contains itself in international politics isn't just persuasive but in addition bespeaks the author's love for that which he studies."
-- Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political technology, college of Notre Dame

"A dwelling culture records the diplomatic undertaking of the Holy See in serious moments of up to date heritage. ethical rules and political realism converge in shaping the Church's old and carrying on with carrier of selling peace and primary rights. Holy See international relations promotes the typical stable and cuts via political complexities with its message of common love. Stummvoll's ebook sheds new mild at the involvement of the Holy See within the kinfolk of nations."
-Silvano M. Tomasi, Archbishop, Former everlasting Observer of the Holy See to the United international locations in Geneva

A. Alexander Stummvoll holds an MPhil in diplomacy from the college of Oxford and a PhD in political and social sciences from the ecu collage Institute. he's the co-winner of the 2015 younger researchers' award of the papal starting place Centesimus Annus professional Pontifice for his contribution to the examine of Catholic social doctrine. Stummvoll at the moment works in Baden-Baden as district director for a member of the German Parliament.

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