Heart of Catholic Social Teaching Its Origin and Contemporary Significance

ISBN-10: 158743248X
ISBN-13: 9781587432484
Edition: 2009
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This accessible introduction covers the complete history and contemporary contexts of the church's involvement in Catholic social tradition, giving distinctive attention to the Bible, liturgy, the thought of Augustine and Aquinas, and recent theological developments.Bringing together veteran teachers of Catholic Social Teaching who have worked together on the content, this book is designed to set social questions within the Catholic tradition and contemporary life. End-of-chapter application sections address practical concerns, such as racism in the church, charity, consumerism, and talking with neighbors and coworkers about moral issues. Discussion questions, case studies, excerpts of church documents, and suggestions for further reading enhance the book's usefulness. It will work well for students of theology and ethics, particularly Catholics but also Protestants who want to know more about the Catholic social tradition.

McCarthy is assistant professor of theology at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Introduction
Sources
Biblical Justice: Discussion: Justice, Mercy, and the Good Samaritan
The Liturgy as a Source of Formation in Catholic Social Teaching: Discussion: "Be not afraid; I am with you always"
Eucharist and Social Justice: Discussion: A Reflection on Eating
Pope Leo XIII and a Century of Catholic Social Teaching: Discussion: Private Property and Common Work
Love
Saint Augustine of Hippo-Love, Community, and Politics: Discussion: Gaudium et Spes: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World
A Contemporary Augustinian Approach to Love and Politics-Pope Benedict XVI's Deus Caritas Est: Discussion: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Modern Politics and Catholic Social Teaching: Discussion: Politics and Health
Justice
Natural Law-St. Thomas Aquinas and the Role of Reason in Social Order: Discussion: Subsidiarity, Labor Associations, and Family
Modern Economy and the Social Order: Discussion: Fair Trade in an Economy of Anonymity
Through the Needle's Eye-The Catholic Worker Movement and the Challenge of Voluntary Poverty: Discussion: Household Hospitality
Moving Forward
The Challenge of Religious Liberty: Discussion: Violence and Truth
Compassion and Hospitality: Discussion: Hospitality in Action
From Despot to Steward-The Greening of Catholic Social Teaching: Discussion: Common Cause or Someone Else's Problem
Notes
Index

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