Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis - Moral Traditions series (Paperback)
  • Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis - Moral Traditions series (Paperback)
zoom

Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis - Moral Traditions series (Paperback)

(author)
£22.50
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 30/03/2002
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Charles E. Curran offers the first comprehensive analysis and criticism of the development of modern Catholic social teaching from the perspective of theology, ethics, and church history. Curran studies the methodology and content of the documents of Catholic social teaching, generally understood as comprising twelve papal letters beginning with Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical Rerum novarum, two documents from Vatican II, and two pastoral letters of the U.S. bishops. He contends that the fundamental basis for this body of teaching comes from an anthropological perspective that recognizes both the inherent dignity and the social nature of the human person - thus do the church's teachings on political and economic matters chart a middle course between the two extremes of individualism and collectivism. The documents themselves tend to downplay any discontinuities with previous documents, but Curran's systematic analysis reveals the significant historical developments that have occurred over the course of more than a century. Although greatly appreciative of the many strengths of this teaching, Curran also points out the weaknesses and continuing tensions in Catholic social teaching today. Intended for scholars and students of Catholic social ethics, as well as those involved in Catholic social ministry, this volume will also appeal to non-Catholic readers interested in an understanding and evaluation of Catholic social teaching.

Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878408818
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Sign of the Cross
Added to basket
Life of St Columba
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Stripping of the Altars
Added to basket
Under The Banner of Heaven
Added to basket
The Missionary Position
Added to basket
The Book of Common Prayer
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket
A Short History of the Reformation
Added to basket
Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
Added to basket
Confessions
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Medieval Wall Paintings
Added to basket
Seven Storey Mountain
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.