The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Free Press, 1993 - Religion - 334 pages
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The Catholic Church has, for generations, been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism. Novak argues that a 100-year debate within the Catholic Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Weber's Protestant Ethic.

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THE CATHOLIC ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

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Close on the heels of Richard John Neuhaus's Doing Well and Doing Good (p. 970) and George Weigel's The Final Revolution (p. 1247): yet another neoconservative study of Catholic teachings on economic ... Read full review

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Novak, who holds the Jewett Chair at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., has written a critical historical analysis of the Catholic critique of modern political and economic systems ... Read full review

Contents

The Human Spirit
9
Mean Petty Selfish and Materialistic
22
Leo XIII
36
Workers Yes Capitalism? Maybe
49
Pius XI
62
A Way Out
77
The Second Liberty
91
The Anticapitalist Bias of Intellectuals
104
The Limits of Capitalism
132
PART THREE NEXT? POVERTY RACE ETHNICITY
145
Social Invention
167
Against the Adversary Culture
195
The Popes Challenge to the U S
210
Latin America
230
Acknowledgments
319
Copyright

Outline of Centesimus Annus
119

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About the author (1993)

Novak is a cofounder and former publisher of Crisis magazine.

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