The Importance of Being Catholic: A Protestant View

Hauerwas, Stanley
March 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1990, Issue 1, p23
Presents the views of a Protestant moral theologian regarding the significance of Catholics remaining to be Catholics for the future unity of the church. Reason for the suspicion of most Catholics of the enthusiasm shown by Protestants towards Catholicism; Difficulty of a natural-law basis of Catholic moral theology in preparing Catholics for the challenge of negotiating a society like the U.S.; Significance of civility as a religious virtue for the Catholic church to be constituted internally and externally.


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