Individuarian Observations: Essays in Catholic Social Reflection

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The term “individuarian” describes a person who seeks leadership in service of his community—he is neither blatantly self-interested nor blindly communistic, but seeks to contribute positively to society. In Individuarian Observations, William J. Byron reflects on this concept and the place of individuarians in both the Catholic Church and an American society in the midst of crises and transitions. Byron’s sharp insights propose an alternative ethical model based on engaged social participants who are committed ...

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Overview

The term “individuarian” describes a person who seeks leadership in service of his community—he is neither blatantly self-interested nor blindly communistic, but seeks to contribute positively to society. In Individuarian Observations, William J. Byron reflects on this concept and the place of individuarians in both the Catholic Church and an American society in the midst of crises and transitions. Byron’s sharp insights propose an alternative ethical model based on engaged social participants who are committed to advancing the common good in these difficult times.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589661318
  • Publisher: University of Scranton Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Byron, S.J., former president of the University of Scranton and the Catholic University of America, is a Jesuit priest, educator, economist, and author.

 

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Table of Contents

Preface
 
   1     An Individual Outlook
   2     The Beatitudes and Catholic Social Thought
   3     An Attitude of Gratitude
   4     Looking to the Year 2050
   5     A Church in Crisis
   6     Protecting Children from Pornography on the Internet
   7     Organizational Ethics
   8     Courage and Competence
   9     Reasoned Argument about Abortion
 10     Seeking Justice, Ending Hunger
 11     Geno Baroni
 12     Social Justice Education
 13     Wealth and Responsibility
 14     The Good Life
 15     Workplace Spirituality
 16     Spirituality and the Social Question
 17     Religion and Politics
 18     Becoming Ever More Human
 19     Styles of Social Involvement
 20     An Agenda for a Just Society
 
Origins and Acknowledgments
References
Index
About the Author
 
 

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