Deus Vult: The Geopolitics of the Catholic Church

  title={Deus Vult: The Geopolitics of the Catholic Church},
  author={John Agnew},
  pages={39 - 61}
  • J. Agnew
  • Published 29 January 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Geopolitics
The Catholic Church is a religious tradition with a highly centralised organisational structure which operates worldwide but that must adjust itself to and effectively operate in local and world-regional contexts that can often challenge and threaten to subvert its central doctrines, operational principles, and political compromises with secular authorities. The Church has long provided the source and model, with its base in the sacred origins of sovereignty, for a quintessentially Western… 
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