Catholic Social Teaching Our Best Kept Secret

ISBN-10: 1570754853

ISBN-13: 9781570754852

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

List price: $22.00 Buy it from $9.97
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


This work offers an overview of the history of the Catholic Church's social teaching for students, teachers, and lay people as well as clergy.
Used Starting from $12.60
New Starting from $18.17
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
Historical Backgroundp. 1
Our Best Kept Secretp. 3
An Evolving Social Messagep. 6
A Shifting Social Approachp. 14
Major Lessons of Catholic Social Teachingp. 18
Future Challengesp. 35
Documents to the Universal Churchp. 41
Introductionp. 43
On the Condition of Labor (Rerum Novarum). Encyclical Letter of Pope Leo XIII, 1891p. 45
The Reconstruction of the Social Order (Quadragesimo Anno). Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XI, 1931p. 48
Christianity and Social Progress (Mater et Magistra). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1961p. 53
Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1963p. 58
The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes). Second Vatican Council, 1965p. 62
The Development of Peoples (Populorum Progressio). Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI, 1967p. 68
A Call to Action (Octogesima Adveniens). Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI, 1971p. 73
Justice in the World. Statement of the Synod of Bishops, 1971p. 76
Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi). Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Paul VI, 1975p. 80
On Human Work (Laborem Exercens). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1981p. 84
The Social Concerns of the Church (Sollicitudo Rei Socialis). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1988p. 88
The Church and Racism. Statement of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Commission, 1988p. 96
The Missionary Activity of the Church (Redemptoris Missio). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1990p. 99
One Hundred Years (Centesimus Annus). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1991p. 103
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1992p. 112
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1995p. 120
Contribution to World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2001p. 125
Documents to the Regional Churchesp. 129
Introductionp. 131
North Americap. 131
Brothers and Sisters to Us. Pastoral Letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States, 1979p. 133
The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1983p. 136
The Hispanic Presence: Challenge and Commitment. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1984p. 142
Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1986p. 145
To the Ends of the Earth. Pastoral Statement of the United States Bishops, 1986p. 154
The Struggle against Poverty: A Sign of Hope in Our World. Pastoral Letter of the Canadian Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, 1996p. 158
Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope. A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, 2003p. 162
Central and Latin America
The Medellin Conference Documents. Second Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1968p. 168
The Puebla Conference Document. Third Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1979p. 172
To the People of God Journeying in Central America. Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of Central America, 2002p. 176
Ethical and Gospel Imperatives for Overcoming Dire Poverty and Hunger. National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil, 2002p. 179
Justice and Evangelization in Africa. Statement of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), 1981p. 184
The Future Is Ours. Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of Zambia, 1992p. 188
Economic Justice in South Africa. A Pastoral Statement of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, 1999p. 191
Evangelization in Modern Day Asia. First Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1974p. 196
Journeying Together toward the Third Millennium. Statement of Fifth Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1990p. 199
A Renewed Church in Asia: A Mission of Love and Service. Final Statement of the Seventh Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 2000p. 203
A Milestone for the Human Family. Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Australia to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1998p. 207
The Common Good and the Catholic Church's Social Teaching. Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, 1996p. 211
Study Guidesp. 219
Suggested Usesp. 221
Discussion Questionsp. 223
Where to Find the Documentsp. 233
Bibliographyp. 235
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.