Catholic Social Thought

Catholic Social Thought : American Reflections on the Compendium

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Catholic Social Thought presents detailed commentary and response to the Vatican's 2005 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, with contributions from outstanding American scholars. Addressing theology, social theory, the family, economy, government, labor, global society, gender, peace, and the environment, the various authors explore the core theology, explain the Compendium's themes and arguments, and apply their own intellectual powers to applications of its teachings. Some of the essays are largely expository, some more critical (in both positive and negative senses). Some operate from a standard of magisterial assent in conformity with Ad Tuendam Fidam, others do not. Together, the essays represent the range of Catholic thinking on social issues in the American Church today.
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  • Electronic book text | 218 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739130587
  • 9780739130582

About Donald Paul Sullins

D. Paul Sullins is professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America. Anthony J. Blasi is professor of sociology at Tennessee State University.
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This invaluable reference tool is essential for those seeking a clear and comprehensive introduction to Catholic social thought, as well as a Catholic-informed social-science and social-policy perspective on these and countless other subjects..... This book is a valuable summary and scholarly examination of this major, crucial social document of the Catholic Church. It explores, with considerable thoroughness, the Compendium's content, sources, perspectives, and the questions it discusses. Itis certain to become a standard in the literature on the Compendium....--Stephen M. Krason b
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