• Secular Polity at Vatican II

    Author(s):
    Allan Savage (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Theology
    Subject(s):
    Religion--Social aspects, Philosophy, Theology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    religion and politics, Sociology of religion
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/jxc1-sr26
    Abstract:
    This article concludes with the following observations. First, there is a demonstrable shift from monarchical government to democratic governance in the Church as a product of the evolution of ecclesial polity. But it must be acknowledged the secular polity is incompatible with divinely inspired government as is most evident from a phenomenological philosophical perspective. Secondly, from this same perspective, it appears that the traditional monarchical understanding of the Church’s presence in a future world will not be sustainable. That is to say that, ironically, the Church’s polity may “evolve” to its previous pre-Constantinian status and engage life alongside political organizations fashioned through humanitarian values.
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