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Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

ISBN-10: 002923235X

ISBN-13: 9780029232354

Edition: 1993

Authors: Michael Novak

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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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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/10/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: More Than the Protestant Ethic
Max Weber's Limits
The Human Spirit
Toward a Catholic Ethic
A Preview
Which System? Leo XIII to Pius XI (1891-1931)
Catholics Against Capitalism
Fanfani's Italy
Mean, Petty, Selfish, and Materialistic
Wealth Is a Means, Not an End
The Catholic Spirit Slowly Awakens
Socialism, No! Capitalism? Maybe: Leo XIII
Why Did Socialism Fail?
Workers, Yes! Capitalism? Maybe
Toward the Future
Social Justice Redefined: Pius XI
Rescuing a Virtue
Conceptual Fog
A Brief Historical Overview
A Way Out
The Civil Society: Five Further Steps
From 1931 to 1991
A New Birth of Freedom: John Paul II (1978- )
The Second Liberty
Two Concepts of Liberty
Order in the Ancien Regime
A Great Year, 1989
The Anticapitalist Bias of Intellectuals
Reconciling Economics and Religion
Convergence on Choice
Dynamic Order
In the Direction of Mind
The Three Spheres of Liberty
One Root, Two Liberties
Capitalism Rightly Understood
Background Reflections
Outline of Centesimus Annus
A Christian Social Anthropology
Capitalism, Yes
The Limits of Capitalism
Toward a More Civil Debate
Next? Poverty, Race, Ethnicity, and Other Perplexities of the 21st Century
War on Poverty: "Created Goods Should Abound"
The Universal Destination and the Way
Reconstructing the World Order
International Poverty
Domestic Poverty
Social Invention
Ethnicity, Race, and Social Justice
International Perspectives
The "Civil Society" Project
Against the Adversary Culture
Against Nihilism
Culture and Character
American Founding Principles, Current Practice
The Pope's Challenge to the U.S.
Protecting the Moral Ecology
The Institutional Task
Epilogue: The Creative Person
Seven Moral Themes
The Right Stuff
Latin America
The New Virtues Required
The Heart of the Matter: Creativity
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index