Lazarus at the Table Catholic and Social Justice

ISBN-10: 0814651143

ISBN-13: 9780814651148

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bernard F. Evans
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Description: Lazarus at the Table is the fruit of more than two decades of instructing students in the social teachings of the Catholic Church. For most of these years Bernard Evans has taught graduate students. Lately he also teaches educated lay Catholics engaged in parish ministry and enrolled in diocesan ministry formation programs. This book is written specifically for the latter group. Evans agrees with the bishops of the United States who insist that any Catholic education that does not include Catholic social teaching is not fully Catholic. And so he writes clearly, concisely, and convincingly about how Catholic social teaching addresses such contemporary issues as human dignity, abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, the death penalty, war, family, marriage, poverty, superfluous income, just wages, unions, peace, solidarity, and many more. Excerpts from the church's official teachings in papal documents abound throughout the book.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.418

Bernard F. Evans holds the Virgil Michel Ecumenical Chair in Rural Social Ministries at Saint John's School of Theology Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. A frequent speaker in parishes on the topic of biblical stewardship, he holds a PhD from Catholic University of America. His previous books include"""Lazarus at the Table: Catholics and Social Justice"""and"""Vote Catholic? Beyond the Political Din"", "published by Liturgical Press.

Introduction
Catholic Social Teaching
Biblical Foundation
Early Christian Writers
Historical Developments
The Beginnings
The Documents
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Human Dignity
Threats to Human Dignity Today
Defending Human Dignity
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Community/Society
Family
Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Rights and Human Dignity
Rights and Healthy Communities
Responsibilities
Rights Under Threat
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Poverty
Sharing/Giving
Preferential Option
Responding to Poverty
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Human Work
Workers' Rights
Protecting the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Solidarity
One Human Family
Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers
Seeking a Just Social Order
Globalization
Subsidiarity
Peace
Everyone's Responsibility
Care for God's Creation
Creation is God's
Creation is Good
Humans and Creation
Epilogue: Meeting Lazarus
Living Catholic Social Teachings
Tapping the Resources
Reading the Documents
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