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What human ends are served by our economic policies?  To whom is what “owed” in our country today?  Is there an acceptable argument for just wars – or for the proliferation of nuclear weapons?  In the final years of the Reagan era, The U.S. Catholic bishops emerged as articulate sources of dissenting wisdom, publicly testing our foreign and domestic policies against the principles of morality and humanity.  With the same succinct style of Liberation Theology, Phillip Berryman analyzes two ...
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What human ends are served by our economic policies?  To whom is what “owed” in our country today?  Is there an acceptable argument for just wars – or for the proliferation of nuclear weapons?  In the final years of the Reagan era, The U.S. Catholic bishops emerged as articulate sources of dissenting wisdom, publicly testing our foreign and domestic policies against the principles of morality and humanity.  With the same succinct style of Liberation Theology, Phillip Berryman analyzes two recent and widely circulated texts: the 1982 Challenge of Peace (on nuclear arms) and the 1986 Economic Justice For All.

Drawing on debate in and beyond church circles over these letters, Berryman argues that as we search for acceptable answers to urgent political questions we must use ethical and moral traditions if we are to confront them squarely.  Only then can we promote peace and prosperity for all.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307831644
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/20/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Phillip Berryman was a pastoral worker in a barrio in Panama during 1965-73, the years in which the new liberation theology and pastoral practice in Latin America were taking shape.  From 1976 to 1980, as Central American representative for the American Friends Service Committee, he was in a privileged position to observe the deepening crisis in the region.  In 1980, he returned from Guatemala to the United States and now lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three daughters, continuing to do research and writing.  He is the author of The Religious Roots of Rebellion and Liberation Theology, and has published numerous reviews and articles in such journals as Commonweal, America, and The National Catholic Reporter.


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