B Unit 4: Contents

Democracy, Freedom and Truth

4.1     INTRODUCTION: PARTICIPATION AND DEMOCRACY

4.1.1   CST’s emphasis on participation

4.1.2   Political participation – made possible by democracy

4.1.3   This unit’s question: how should government be constituted?

4.2     DEMOCRACY IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT

4.2.1   How recent is democracy?

4.2.2   Forms of government, good and bad

4.2.3   Where does ‘democracy’ fit in?

4.2.4   Monarchy, democracy and the Catholic Church

4.2.5   Three kinds of argument for democracy

4.3     DEMOCRACY IN MODERN CST

4.3.1   Maritain on Christianity and democracy

4.3.2   Democracy in CST texts (i): Pius XII

4.3.3   Democracy in CST texts (ii): John XXIII, Pacem in Terris

4.3.4   Democracy in CST texts (iii): Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes

4.3.5   Democracy in CST texts (iv): John Paul II, Centesimus Annus

4.3.6   Democracy in CST texts (v): John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

4.3.7   Freedom and truth

4.3.8   Democracy in CST texts (vi): Benedict XVI

4.3.9   Review of CST on participation and democracy

4.4     ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

4.4.1   How CST does and does not argue for democracy

4.4.2   Political consent in Catholic thought: the ‘transmission theory’

4.4.3   Democracy in the Catholic Church’s structures?

4.4.4   Religious freedom and democracy

4.4.5   The utopian vision of ‘neutralist’ liberalism

4.5     REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF UNIT 4

4.6     COMMENTS ON UNIT 4


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