Encounters with Modernity

Encounters with Modernity

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During the three decades from 1945 to 1975, the Catholic Church in West Germany employed a broad range of methods from empirical social research. Statistics, opinion polling, and organizational sociology, as well as psychoanalysis and other approaches from the qpsy sciences, q were debated and introduced in pastoral care. In adopting these methods for their own work, bishops, parish clergy, and pastoral sociologists tried to open the church up to modernity in a rapidly changing society. In the process, they contributed to the reform agenda of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Through its analysis of the intersections between organized religion and applied social sciences, this award-winning book offers fascinating insights into the trajectory of the Catholic Church in postwar Germany.The Catholic Church in West Germany, 1945-1975 Benjamin Ziemann ... three sections dealt with the number of civil and church marriages, baptisms of children born in and outside of wedlock, and church funerals. ... The KAplner Zentralstelle developed a common template to rein in the wide variety of parish indices. Priestsanbsp;...

Title:Encounters with Modernity
Author: Benjamin Ziemann
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2014-06-15

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