Flee to the Fields

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Back in print after 68 years, this anthology of essays is a classic survey of the Catholic reaction to problems created by the industrial revolution and socialism and is a unique milestone in the history of social thought. Reacting to the Depression and the seeming inadequacies of capitalism and socialism, these thinkers contributed landmark essays on the topics of property, craftsmanship, industrialism, and more. With an introduction by Hilaire Belloc, this volume contains a coherent representation of one of ...
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Overview


Back in print after 68 years, this anthology of essays is a classic survey of the Catholic reaction to problems created by the industrial revolution and socialism and is a unique milestone in the history of social thought. Reacting to the Depression and the seeming inadequacies of capitalism and socialism, these thinkers contributed landmark essays on the topics of property, craftsmanship, industrialism, and more. With an introduction by Hilaire Belloc, this volume contains a coherent representation of one of the principal schools of thought applying Christian theory to the socioeconomic problems of early- to mid-20th-century Europe. This work will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of social thought.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971828605
  • Publisher: Ihs Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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This volume is an anthology of essays by various scholars including Hilaire Belloc, Fr. Vincent McNabb, Herbert Shove, George Maxwell, Reginald Jebb, and others.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Preface 15
The Blessing given by the Holy See to the Catholic Land Associations and their work 19
I The Origins 21
II The Rise and Fall of Industrialism 25
III The Line of Approach 47
IV Training for the Land 63
V The Family 69
Appendix 78
VI The Community 81
VII The Church and the Land 93
VIII The Case for the Peasant 105
IX The Reconstruction of the Crafts 119
X Looking Before and After 131
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