By Charles E. Curran
Charles E. Curran bargains the 1st complete research and feedback of the advance of contemporary Catholic social educating from the point of view of theology, ethics, and church background. Curran stories the method and content material of the records of Catholic social instructing, usually understood as comprising twelve papal letters starting with Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical Rerum novarum, records from Vatican II, and pastoral letters of the U.S. bishops.
He contends that the basic 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 financial issues chart a center path among the 2 extremes of individualism and collectivism. The records themselves are inclined to downplay any discontinuities with prior files, yet Curran's systematic research finds the numerous ancient advancements that experience happened over the process greater than a century. even supposing drastically appreciative of the various strengths of this instructing, Curran additionally issues out the weaknesses and carrying on with tensions in Catholic social instructing this day.
Intended for students and scholars of Catholic social ethics, in addition to these curious about Catholic social ministry, this quantity also will entice non-Catholic readers attracted to an figuring out and review of Catholic social teaching.
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Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis (Moral Traditions series) by Charles E. Curran