The late Pope John Paul II frequently invoked Dignitatis Humanae as one of the foundational documents of contemporary Church social teaching. In this timely new edited collection, Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Contemporary Reflections on Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty, Kenneth L. Grasso and Robert P. Hunt have assembled an impressive group of scholars to discuss the current meanings of one the Vatican's most important documents and its place in Catholic social thought. The theological issues brought forth in Dignitatis Humanae go to the heart of the contemporary debate about the nature, foundation, and scope of religious liberty. Here, the contributors to this volume give these considerations the serious and sustained attention they deserve.
Kenneth L. Grasso is professor of political science at Texas State University - San Marcos. Robert P. Hunt is chair of the political science department at Kean University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Dignitatis Humanae: The Freedom of the Church and the Responsibility of the State Chapter 3 Two Concepts of Religious Liberty: Dignitatis Humanae v. the U.S. Supreme Court Chapter 4 Dignitatis Humanae and the Development of Catholic Doctrine Chapter 5 Dignitatis Humanae, the Catholic Concept of the State, and Public Morality Chapter 6 The Promised Time of Dignitatis Humanae: A Radical Protestant Perspective Chapter 7 Persuaded, Not Commanded: Neo-Calvinism, Dignitatis Humanae, and Religious Freedom Chapter 8 On Proposing Truth and Not Imposing It: John Paul's Personalism and the Teaching of Dignitatis Humanae Chapter 9 An Unfinished Argument: Dignitatis Humanae, John Courtney Murray, and the Catholic Theory of the State Chapter 10 The Architecture of Freedom: John Paul II and John Courtney Murray on Religious Freedom