The Church in the Modern World

The Church in the Modern World : Fifty Years After Gaudium et Spes

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The Church in the Modern World: Fifty Years after Gaudium et Spes commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. Featuring scholars from the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, this book offers a future-orientated analysis by highlighting contemporary social issues through the lens of Gaudium et Spes. In part I, authors examine the historical, political, and social significance of the document. Part II presents interdisciplinary perspectives on current social issues in light of Gaudium et Spes and contemporary Catholic social thought. The book covers such topics as immigration, women in the Church, environmental ethics, human rights, economic justice, the Church in Africa, and liberation theology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 24mm | 519.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739187309
  • 9780739187302
  • 1,467,211

About Erin Brigham

Erin Brigham is the coordinator of research at the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought and instructor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco.show more

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Of the many notable documents coming out of Vatican II, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et spes remains the key accomplishment that continues to inspire and nourish the Church in its ongoing mission to engage the many challenges of the world in the last half-century. This excellent cross-disciplinary and ecumenical collection of essays from scholars from America, Britain, and Africa associated with the Joan and Ralph Lane Center at the University of San Francisco highlight both critical theory and contemporary cogent application in responding to Pope Francis' repeated calls that the Church serve as a "field hospital" that treats the wounded, suffering, and marginalized both in the world today and likely for many more decades to come. -- James T. Bretzkeshow more