Things Old and New: Catholic Social Teaching Revisited

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The papers included in this work revisit the tradition of Catholic social teaching with a view to assessing historical developments in light of social teaching and to assessing the corpus of teaching in light of historical developments. The papers generally discuss the topics of social philosophy, the historical context of Rerum novarum, social sciences and ethics, political thought, and modern economics. Co-published with the Oxford Philosophy Trust.

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Overview

The papers included in this work revisit the tradition of Catholic social teaching with a view to assessing historical developments in light of social teaching and to assessing the corpus of teaching in light of historical developments. The papers generally discuss the topics of social philosophy, the historical context of Rerum novarum, social sciences and ethics, political thought, and modern economics. Co-published with the Oxford Philosophy Trust.

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Editorial Reviews

Studies in Christian Ethics
The papers by Novak, Kelly, Frowen and Hebblethwaite were particularly illuminating.
— John J. Barrett, THE HEYTHROP JOURNAL
Michael Ryan
How might one assess this entire collection? Assuming that the reader already has some familiarity with Catholic social thought, these essays do not represent some revolutionary, totally new vision. Yet they are interesting and provocative, and well worth reading.
John J. Barrett
The papers by Novak, Kelly, Frowen and Hebblethwaite were particularly illuminating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819189011
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/7/1993
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Against the Resignations of the Age 1
Transforming the Democratic/Capitalist Revolution 40
The Influence of Aquinas' Natural Law Theory on the Principle of "Corporatism" in the Thought of Leo XIII and Pius XI 104
"Rerum novarum" and the Politics of Liberty 144
Subsidiarity and Sphere Sovereignty: Catholic and Reformed Conceptions of the Role of the State 175
The Scope for Solidarity in an Advanced Mixed Economy - Towards a New Model 203
"Radical" Economic Concepts from Leo XIII to the Present 224
The Social Encyclicals and Social Security 243
Rerum novarum and the Modern Corporation 259
The Information Age and Rerum novarum 284
Europe: A New Theme for Catholic Social Doctrine 297
From Rerum novarum to John Paul II: International Economics as an Empirical Testing of Adequacies in Catholic Social Teaching 312
Catholic Feminism's Contribution to the Church's Social Justice Tradition 333
Rerum novarum and its Critics on Social and Sexual Hierarchies 364
Theology After Modernity: Divinity, Difference and Social Justice 389
The Threat of Postmodernism in Christian Theology 403
A Modest Proposal: Keep Holy the Sabbath 417
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