Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations

Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations

by Kenneth R. Himes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589010531

ISBN-13: 9781589010536

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Outstanding reference work for anyone interested in studying and understanding the key documents of modern Catholic social teaching. (The "modern" period begins in 1891, when Pope Leo XIII wrote "Rerum Novarum," a formal letter, known as an encyclical, on the condition of workers.) Part One includes four essays to provide a context for Catholic social teaching; Part…  See more details below

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Outstanding reference work for anyone interested in studying and understanding the key documents of modern Catholic social teaching. (The "modern" period begins in 1891, when Pope Leo XIII wrote "Rerum Novarum," a formal letter, known as an encyclical, on the condition of workers.) Part One includes four essays to provide a context for Catholic social teaching; Part Two includes fourteen commentaries on major documents; and Part Three, with three essays, focuses on broad themes, including the future of Catholic social teaching. The commentaries are the meat of the book, and they reflect a simple framework that will appeal in particular to non-specialists: an intro; an outline; the ecclesial and social context; authorship and process of formulation; the primary essay; reactions to the document; an excursus; and a select, annotated bibliography.

All of the contributors represent progressive Catholicism in the United States, that is, scholars within the tradition committed to the ongoing renewal of the church in the spirit of Vatican II.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589010536
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
564
Sales rank:
575,489
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Kenneth R. Himes, OFM

Part I: Foundations

1. The Bible and Catholic Social Teaching: Will This Engagement Lead to Marriage? John R. Donahue, SJ 2. Natural Law in Catholic Social Teaching Stephen J. Pope

3. The Ecclesiological Foundations of Modern Catholic Social Teaching Richard R. Gaillardetz 4. Early Modern Roman Catholic Social Thought, 1740-1890 Michael J. Schuck

Part II: Commentaries

5. Rerum Novarum Thomas A. Shannon 6. Quadragesimo Anno Christine Firer Hinze 7. The Christmas Messages of Pius XII John P. Langan, SJ 8. Mater et magistra Marvin L. Mich 9. Pacem in terris Drew Christiansen, SJ 10. Dignitatis humanae Leslie Griffin 11. Gaudium et spes David Hollenbach, SJ 12. Populorum progressioAllan Figueroa Deck, SJ 13. Octogesima adveniensChristine E. Gudorf 14. Justicia in mundoKenneth R. Himes, OFM

15. Familiaris consortio Lisa Sowle Cahill 16. Laborem exercensPatricia A. Lamoureux 17. Sollicitudo rei socialisCharles E. Curran, Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, and Thomas A. Shannon

18. Centesimus annusDaniel Finn

Part III: Reception and Future of the Tradition

19. The Reception of Catholic Social and Economic Teaching in the United StatesCharles E. Curran

20. The Reception of Catholic Approaches to Peace and War in the United StatesTodd D. Whitmore

21. The Future of Catholic Social ThoughtJohn A. Coleman, SJ

ContributorsIndex

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