Review of God and Caesar – Selected Essays on Religion, Politics & Society, by Cardinal George Pell.
Edited by M.A. Casey; published by Connor Court in Australia, the Catholic University of America Press everywhere else.
Less that 190 pages, this is a collection of ten essays by Australia’s foremost Roman Catholic cleric.
The topics covered include: The Law and Morality, Catholicism and Democracy, The Case for God and Human Dignity, Human Rights and Moral Responsibility.
Quite readable generally, most of the essays flow in a very conversational way which reflects their origins as speeches. I’m not overly familiar with Roman Catholic doctrine & semantics, but I was able to understand most of what Pell was trying to say.
In as much as the book has a central theme it is the rejection of the primacy of conscience.…Read More