Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 288 pages
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In this revised edition of a longtime bestseller, lawyer, activist and Jesuit priest Fred Kammer ushers Catholics into the twenty-first century as he confronts the challenge of human poverty and injustice in the context of our consumer-driven, economically fragile world. He defines faithjustice as ..".a passionate virtue which disposes citizens to become involved in the greater and lesser societies around themselves in order to create communities where human dignity is protected and enhanced, and gifts of creation are shared for the greatest good of all...." Writing with passion and conviction, he explores the biblical grounding for this virtue and provides an overview of its historical development in the Catholic community. And he brings out its contemporary meaning, rooting each chapter in concrete times and places. He concludes with a framework for living faithjustice in our time. This revised edition contains new materials on social teaching documents of the nineties, updated economic and social data and analysis, and, at the request of users of the original volume, questions for reflection and renewal at the ends chapters.
  

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More than a very clear and compelling introduction to Catholic social teaching (which it is), this book is also a passionate argument that working for social justice is an inseparable aspect of ... Read full review

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Contents

Ebla and the Cycle of Baal
9
A Year of Favor from the Lord
40
The Roots of Faithjustice
65
Standing with the Poor
142
The Acid Test Moving from Charity to Justice
190
Full Gospel
223
Modern Catholic Social Thought
241
A Parish Social Ministry Inventory
244
NOTES
249
INDEX
285
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Kammer is provincial of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus.

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