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By Charles E. Curran

ISBN-10: 0878408800

ISBN-13: 9780878408801

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Charles E. Curran bargains the 1st finished research and feedback of the improvement of recent Catholic social instructing from the point of view of theology, ethics, and church heritage. Curran stories the technique and content material of the records of Catholic social educating, often understood as comprising twelve papal letters starting with Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical Rerum novarum, files from Vatican II, and pastoral letters of the U.S. bishops.

He contends that the elemental foundation for this physique of educating comes from an anthropological point of view that acknowledges either the inherent dignity and the social nature of the human person—thus do the church's teachings on political and monetary issues chart a center direction among the 2 extremes of individualism and collectivism. The files themselves are likely to downplay any discontinuities with prior records, yet Curran's systematic research finds the numerous historic advancements that experience happened over the process greater than a century. even though drastically appreciative of the various strengths of this instructing, Curran additionally issues out the weaknesses and carrying on with tensions in Catholic social educating this day.

Intended for students and scholars of Catholic social ethics, in addition to these desirous about Catholic social ministry, this quantity also will attract non-Catholic readers attracted to an figuring out and assessment of Catholic social teaching.

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