Christian Democrat International
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 272
Width: 14.8 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
This book examines the history, organization, and continuing worldwide influence of the International Christian Democratic Movement, which currently has nearly seventy parties on five continents. Although the parties embrace a wide range of political ideologies, from socialism in Latin America to conservatism in Europe, Papini concludes that the movement transcends political, social, and cultural differences to unify itself according to certain fundamental principles: respect of the human person, interpersonal relationships based on justice and solidarity, and attention to a fraternal society open to the transcendent.
An original and important piece of scholarship, bridging a gap in the studies of contemporary international politics. -- Martin Poblete, Columbia University Seminar on Latin America The Christian Democrat International helps shed light on the diverse range of religious-political movements both in North American and around the world. Calvin Theological Journal A very big step forward in research on political Catholicism and Christian Democracy in twentieth-century Europe. Journal Of Contemporary History The Christian Democrat International's insightful analysis and lucid interpretation make it a piece of scholarship and a long-waited- for survey of the Christian Democratic Movement. A truly international analysis... Papini must be praised for his concise, useful and well balanced book. -- Louis Sabourin, Quebec University