An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

by Michael P. Hornsby-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521863392

ISBN-13: 9780521863391

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Michael Hornsby-Smith offers an overview of Catholic social thought particularly in recent decades. While drawing on official teaching such as papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops' conferences, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The 2006 book is organized in four stages. Part I outlines the variety of domestic and…  See more details below

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Michael Hornsby-Smith offers an overview of Catholic social thought particularly in recent decades. While drawing on official teaching such as papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops' conferences, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The 2006 book is organized in four stages. Part I outlines the variety of domestic and international injustices and seeks to offer a social analysis of the causes of these injustices. Part II offers a theological reflection on the characteristics of the kingdom of God which Christians are urged to seek. Part III reviews Catholic social thought in six main areas: human rights, the family and bioethical issues, economic life, social exclusion, authentic development, and war and peace. Part IV completes the cycle with a consideration of appropriate social action responses to the injustices which the author has identified and analysed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521863391
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Social Reality and Social Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. Capitalism in a global context; Part II. Theological Resources: 3. The kingdom of God; 4. Christian citizenship; 5. Catholic social thought; Part III. Justice Issues: 6. Human rights; 7. The family; 8. Economic life; 9. Social exclusion; 10. Authentic development; 11. War and peace; Part IV. Action Responses: 12. Catholic responses to injustices; Appendix 1. Selected campaigning organisations.

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