The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

by Daniel K. Finn (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780199858354
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Daniel K. Finn teaches economics and theology at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota. His publications on economics and ethics include The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life (OUP 2010), The Moral Ecology of Markets: Assessing Claims about Markets, and Just Trading: On the Ethics and Economics of International Trade. He is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the Association for Social Economics.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Introduction

Chapter 1: The Situation
Caritas in veritate in Broader Context J. Bryan Hehir
Who are the Americans? Amelia J. Uelmen
Americans and Government Today Rebecca M. Blank
Our Current Economic Situation Matthew J. Slaughter
Global Economic Forces Albino Barrera

Chapter 2: The Theological Grounding of Caritas in veritate
Situating Pope Benedict's Theology Bishop William F. Murphy
Developments in Pope Benedict's Thinking John A. Coleman
A Theology of Gratuitousness Paulinus I. Odozor
Benedict's View of the Person Kenneth R. Himes
Challenges to Benedict's Vision: Sin Michael Novak
Theological Foundations of the Market Albino Barrera
The Promise and Risk of Charity David Hollenbach
Listening to the Experience of the Poor Johan Verstraeten

Chapter 3: Markets and Government
The Vitality of Markets Michael Novak
The Benefits of the Market Albino Barrera
Government and Juridical Framework J. Bryan Hehir
Market Failure & the Role of Government Rebecca M. Blank
Institutions and Individual Morality Rebecca M. Blank
Globalization and Global Governance J. Bryan Hehir
From Government to Governance John A. Coleman

Chapter 4: Re-conceiving''Relation''
Theological Foundations of Human Relation Miguel H. Diaz
Resources for Receptivity to a ''Transcendent Vocation'' Amelia J. Uelmen
Culture as the Locus for Economic Relation Mary L. Hirschfeld

Chapter 5: Reciprocity in Economic Life
Reciprocity and Fraternity Stefano Zamagni
Reciprocity, Trust, and Social Capital Daniel K. Finn
The Logic of Gift and the World of Business Michael J. Naughton

Chapter 6: Business
Leadership Ethics and Caritas in veritate Luk Bouckaert
The Business Enterprise Michael J. Naughton

Chapter 7: Development
How Much of True Development can be Measured? Mary Jo Bane
Expanding the Economic Paradigm of Development Mary L. Hirschfeld
International Aid: Charity is Insufficient Katherine Marshall
Development and Institutional Failures Stefano Zamagni

Chapter 8: Polarization
The Problem of Public Polarization John L. Allen
Resources for Reducing Polarization in Government Mary Jo Bane
Hope in Polarization Amelia J. Uelmen

Chapter 9: Language and the Orientation to Dialogue
The Need for Accessible Language John A. Coleman
The Ambiguities of Accessible Language Mary L. Hirschfeld
Tensions between Proclamation and Dialogue Luk Bouckaert
Dialogue in Light of the Signs of the Times Johan Verstraeten

Chapter 10: Implications
New Institutions and Social Processes Mary Jo Bane
A Better Legal Definition of What is Reasonable Amelia J. Uelmen
Participation as Key for a Just Economy Johan Verstraeten
Re-Conceiving Welfare Policies Stefano Zamagni
Shifting Attention Within the Church Mary Jo Bane
Developing Resources for Business and Business Schools Michael Naughton
Improving Business Education Matthew J. Slaughter

Chapter 11: Conclusion: Caritas in veritate in the Tradition of Catholic Social Thought Cardinal Peter Turkson

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