Justice and Charity: An Introduction to Aquinas's Moral, Economic, and Political Thought

Justice and Charity: An Introduction to Aquinas's Moral, Economic, and Political Thought

by Michael P. Krom

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Overview

This book introduces Thomas Aquinas's moral, economic, and political thought, differentiating between philosophy (justice) and theology (charity) within each of the three branches of Aquinas's theory of human living. It shows how Aquinas's thought offers an integrated vision for Christian participation in the world, equipping readers to apply their faith to the complex moral, economic, and political problems of contemporary society. Written in an accessible style by an experienced educator, the book is well-suited for use in a variety of undergraduate courses and provides a foundation for understanding Catholic social teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540962249
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 840,333
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Michael P. Krom (PhD, Emory University) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he serves as director of Benedictine Leadership Studies and director of the Faith and Reason Summer Program.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter Guide
Introduction
Part 1: Moral Theory
1. The Natural Desire for Happiness (Moral Philosophy)
2. Grace and Perfect Happiness (Moral Theology)
Part 2: Economic Theory
3. The Goods of the Earth and the Good Life (Economic Philosophy)
4. The Goods of the Earth and Perfect Happiness (Economic Theology)
Part 3: Political Theory
5. The Common Good in the Earthly City (Political Philosophy)
6. The Twofold Citizenship of the Christian Wayfarer (Political Theology)
Part 4: The Perennial Teaching of the Angelic Doctor
7. Aquinas's Moral, Economic, and Political Theory Today
Postscript
Appendix: Schema of the Virtues
Index

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