Essential Catholic Social Thought

ISBN-10: 1570757569

ISBN-13: 9781570757563

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bernard V. Brady
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Description: This book provides a broad view of the basic features of the rich tradition of Catholic reflection and action on social issues. In the words of Brady, "the Catholic social tradition is about action and contemplation. It calls on persons to take responsibility for themselves and for their neighbors. It aims to reach the hearts and the minds of persons. . . . It seeks personal conversion and social transformation." Written in an accessible style and designed for a one-semester course, it presents the principles of Catholic social thought along with their historical development and abridged excerpts from relevant documents. Each chapter includes study/discussion questions and begins and ends with a traditional Catholic prayer.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Essential Catholic Social Thought
Official Catholic Social Thought in This Book
An Overview of the Book
Some Thoughts before You Begin
The Catholic Social Tradition
Official Catholic Social Teaching
Why Are There So Many Documents?
Catholic Social Teaching: The Principles
The Problem with Principles Alone
Studying Catholic Social Thought
The Catholic Social Tradition, Broadly Understood
Social Catholicism
Some Questions for Consideration
Catholic Social Action
What Holds This All Together?
What Does This Mean for You?
The Vocation of Social Catholicism
If You Were a Slave, Would You Be against Slavery?
Living the Call in Community
Some Questions for Consideration
About New Things
Thomas Aquinas: A Foundation of Catholic Social Thought
Rerum Novarum
Social Justice and Rerum Novarum
Fr. John A. Ryan: Rerum Novarum in America
Some Questions for Consideration
Personalism and Human Rights
The Personalist Philosophy of Jacques Maritain
The United Nations
Catholic and American
Pacem in Terris
Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin: Personalism in Practice
The Aims and Means of the Catholic Worker
Some Questions for Consideration
Christ's Love Impels Us
The Church in the World
Freedom, Conscience, and Truth
Integral Human Development
Some Questions for Consideration
Liberation
A Call to Action
The Moral Voice from Latin America
The Blood of the Martyrs
Justice in the World
Evangelization and Justice
Some Questions for Consideration
Human Work on God's Earth
On Human Work
A Catholic Environmental Ethic
Migration/Immigration in Catholic Thought
Some Questions for Consideration
Solidarity and Justice
Racism and Catholic Moral Thought
Capital Punishment and Catholic Moral Thought
The Consistent Ethic of Life
Some Questions for Consideration
Creating a Culture of Peace
Centesimus Annus
Catholic Thought on War and Peace
Some Questions for Consideration
Conclusion: Out of the Book and into the World
Notes
Index
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