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God and Caesar: Selected Essays on Religion, Politics, and Society

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Many of the great questions of our day once again revolve around religion. The secular era of the past two centuries is ending in incomprehension and denial, overwhelmed by the cultural uncertainty and political conflict that have dominated the first years of the new millennium. In the face of developments such as the fall in birth rates and the rise of neo-paganism, secul ...more
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Published October 1st 2007 by Catholic University of America Press
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God and Caesar is a wonderful intellectual defense of Catholicism in public area. The book is divided into two sections.

To use the good Cardinal’s own words, “The first five essays attempt to identity the Christian contributions to democratic life, those that are unrecognized as well as those that are identify, encouraged or resisted. “ He does so superbly. These essays are among the best I’ve read on the subject and alone would more than merit the book purchase. They’re accessible enough to re
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George Pell is an Australian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the inaugural and current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, since 2014.

He previously served as the eighth Archbishop of Sydney (2001-2014), Auxiliary Bishop (1987–1996) and Archbishop (1996–2001) of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He was created a cardinal in 2003.
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