Faggioli diagnoses a religious and theological crisis. It is inextricably linked, he says, to the return of religious beliefs that undermine the moral-religious consensus that forms the basis of democracy in America. The new factor is the re-emergence of religious ideas in mainstream culture that have been considered settled and abandoned on the part of academic Euro-Atlantic, post-Vatican II Catholic theology.
Massimo Faggioli is a professor in the Department of theology and religious studies at Villanova University (Philadelphia). His research interests include modern church history, questions of ecclesiology and the relationship between Catholicism and politics.
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