The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

by John Witte Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231142617

ISBN-13: 9780231142618

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Catholic thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Catholic intellectuals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading contemporary scholars analyze

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The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Catholic thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Catholic intellectuals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading contemporary scholars analyze these thinkers' views on the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care of the needy and innocent, the ethics of war and violence, and the separation of church and state, among other themes. A diverse and powerful portrait of Catholic legal and political thought, this volume underscores the various ways Catholic intellectuals have shaped modern debates over the family, the state, religion, and society. The book focuses on the writings of Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903); Jacques Maritain (1882-1973); John Courtney Murray (1904-1967); Pope John XXIII (1881-1963); Gustavo Gutièrrez (b. 1928); Dorothy Day (1897-1980); and Pope John Paul II (1920-2005).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231142618
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction, by John Witte Jr. and Frank S. AlexanderIntroduction to Modern Catholicism, by Russell HittingerPope Leo XIII (1810-1903)Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)John Courtney Murray, S.J. (1904-1967)Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)Gustavo GutiérrezDorothy DayPope John Paul II (1920-2005)Copyright InformationIndex to Biblical CitationsGeneral Index

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