Catholics and everyday life in Macau : changing meanings of religiosity, morality and civility

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Abstract

Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonisation in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the tremendous societal pressures which Macau is currently undergoing - sovereignty handover and its consequences, the growth of casinos and tourism, and the transformation of a serene and somewhat obscure colony into a vibrantly developing city. It shows how, although the formal structures of Catholicism no longer share in rule by the colonial power, and although formal religious observance is declining, nevertheless the personal piety and ethical religious outlook of individual Catholics continue strong, and have a huge, and possibly increasing, impact on public life through the application of personal religious ethics to issues of human rights and social justice, and in the fields of education and social service.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)9780415715935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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NameRoutledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series
PublisherRoutledge

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Everyday Life
Religiosity
Civility
Catholicism
Morality
Religious Ethics
Colonies
Human Rights
Casino
Public Life
Colonization
Tourism
Education
Colonial Power
Sovereignty
Social Justice
Piety
In-depth Interviews

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CHEN, Hon Fai. / Catholics and everyday life in Macau : changing meanings of religiosity, morality and civility. Routledge, 2017. 206 p. (Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series).
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Routledge, 2017. 206 p. (Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series).

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