Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195183337
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784691 | DOI:

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This chapter looks at the extent to which the Salvadorans and Amish settlements have achieved social justice, protection for vulnerable groups, and democratic institutions and processes in their communities. It analyzes and compares the distinctive contributions of Anabaptist and progressive Catholic theology to these issues. Particular attention is given to the religious dimensions of social movements and other mechanisms for seeking political change, and to the interactions between religious ethics and the actual practices of religious communities.

Keywords: Amish; community; El Salvador; democratization; religious ethics; social movements

Chapter.  10754 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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