Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy: Supplement

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Scarecrow Press, Apr 5, 2012 - Religion - 426 pages
The two original volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy were published in 2007. Those two volumes included 848 entries from nearly 300 contributors and included a wide range of entries in three general categories: entries exploring Catholic social thought at a theoretical level, entries reflecting the learning of various social science and humanistic disciplines as this learning relates to Catholic social thought, and entries examining specific social policy questions.

This third, supplemental volume continues the approach of the original two. First, the volume includes entries that explore Catholic social thought at its broadest, most theoretical level; for example, an entry on Pope Benedict’s important social encyclical Caritas in Veritate. Second, the volume includes entries that discuss recent social science research that bears on issues important to Catholic social thought; for example, an entry on the social costs of pornography draws on recent research on the topic. Third, the volume includes entries discussing specific issues of social policy that have become increasingly important in recent years; for example, an entry on embryo adoption and/or rescue.

This third volume contains 202 entirely new entries from over 100 contributors. The contributors include distinguished scholars such as Father Robert John Araujo, S.J. (Loyola University of Chicago), Father Kevin L. Flannery, S.J. (Gregorian University), Robert P. George (Princeton University), William E. May (John Paul Institute and the Culture of Life Foundation), D. Q. McInerny (Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary), and Michael Novak (Ave Maria University). The work will appeal to anyone who is looking for a clear and accurate introduction to Catholic social thought.
 

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Contents

A
1
B
18
C
39
D
59
E
86
F
110
G
124
H
135
O
245
P
255
R
292
S
311
T
361
V
378
W
381
X
386

I
148
J
157
K
164
L
169
M
185
N
229
Z
387
Index to Volume 3
389
List of Entries and AuthorsVolumes 13
397
Contributors
411
About the Editors
413
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Michael L. Coulter, Ph.D., is professor of political science and humanities at Grove City College. He has contributed to Perspectives on Political Science, The Journal of Markets and Morality, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, Family in America, and Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics.

Richard S. Myers is professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law. He is co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives. He has published extensively on constitutional law, including articles in the law reviews of Ave Maria School of Law, Catholic University, Notre Dame, and Washington & Lee. He is the Vice-President of University Faculty for Life and the Executive Secretary of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.

Joseph A. Varacalli, Ph.D., is S.U.N.Y. Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Nassau Community College-S.U.N.Y. Co-founder of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, his most recent book publications are The Catholic Experience in America and Bright Promise, Failed Community: Catholics and the American Public Order (Lexington, 2001).

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