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Religion and Public Life: The Legacy of Monsignor John A. Ryan

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Religion and Public Life is a collection of papers delivered at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Msgr. John A. Ryan, who was the most prominent and influential American advocate of the Catholic social tradition in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a rare combination of scholar, priest, and political realist. Most of his career was spent in Washington, D.C., where he was both a professor at the Catholic University of America and a principal representative of the ...

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Overview

Religion and Public Life is a collection of papers delivered at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Msgr. John A. Ryan, who was the most prominent and influential American advocate of the Catholic social tradition in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a rare combination of scholar, priest, and political realist. Most of his career was spent in Washington, D.C., where he was both a professor at the Catholic University of America and a principal representative of the American bishops to Congress. This collection serves as a fine introduction to Ryan's thought as well as a survey of some of the more pressing current issues in the Catholic social tradition.

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Editorial Reviews

New Oxford Review - Thomas Storck
...this collection contains some useful and interesting articles...
The Catholic Historical Review - Zachary R. Calo
The editors...have done an admirable job in assembling this volume and making the papers of this important conference available.
New Oxford Review
...this collection contains some useful and interesting articles...
— Thomas Storck
Catholic Historical Review
The editors...have done an admirable job in assembling this volume and making the papers of this important conference available.
— Zachary R. Calo, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761820918
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert G. Kennedy is Professor in the Department of Management & Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M. is Professor of Church History at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. Bernard V. Brady is Associate Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. Michael J. Naughton is Associate Professor of Theology and Business, and Director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 John A. Ryan and Development in Catholic Economic Ethics Chapter 3 Business Implications of John A. Ryan's Thought Chapter 4 John A. Ryan and Public Policy Chapter 5 John A. Ryan and the Relationship Between Spirituality and Work Chapter 6 Bibliography

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