Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations (Google eBook)

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Georgetown University Press, Aug 10, 2005 - Religion - 564 pages
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With an equal emphasis on every word in the title -- and with a distinctly American perspective -- Himes and his distinguished associate editors and contributors, have assembled the most thorough and authoritative assessment of modern Roman Catholic social teaching to date, likely to remain the touchstone volume for decades. This culmination of many years of effort by twenty stellar scholars has produced a reference work for anyone interested in understanding or studying the key documents that comprise the central corpus of Catholic social teaching. In addition to interrogations of the major documents, this volume provides an understanding of the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching, addresses the doctrinal issues that arise in such a context, and explores the social thought leading up to the "modern" era, generally accepted as beginning in 1891 with the publication of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. Finally, there is a review of how Catholic social teaching has been received in the United States, and an informed look at the shortcomings and questions that future generations must address. By any standard, Modern Catholic Social Teaching is a remarkable work -- intellectually rigorous and deeply faithful, it provides accessible and thought-provoking insights into the heart of a belief tradition that every Catholic will find invaluable.
  

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Contents

The Bible and Catholic Social Teaching Will This Engagement Lead to Marriage?
9
Natural Law in Catholic Social Teachings
41
The Ecclesiological Foundations of Modern Catholic Social Teaching
72
Early Modern Roman Catholic Social Thought 17401890
99
Commentaries
125
Rerum novarum
127
Quadragesimo anno
151
The Christmas Messages of Pius XII
175
Octogesima adveniens
315
Justitia in mundo
333
Familiaris consortio
363
Laborem exercens
389
Sollicitudo rei socialis
415
Centesimus annus
436
Reception and Future of the Tradition
467
The Reception of Catholic Social and Economic Teaching in the United States
469

Mater et magistra
191
Pacem in terris
217
Dignitatis humanae
244
Gaudium et spes
266
Populorum progressio
292
The Reception of Catholic Approaches to Peace and War in the United States
493
The Future of Catholic Social Thought
522
Contributors
545
Index
547
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