By Kenneth R. Himes
With an equivalent emphasis on each note within the title—and with a especially American perspective—Himes and his individual affiliate editors and individuals, have assembled the main thorough and authoritative overview of recent Roman Catholic social educating up to now, more likely to stay the touchstone quantity for many years. This fruits of decades of attempt via twenty stellar students has produced a reference paintings for a person drawn to figuring out or learning the major files that contain the critical corpus of Catholic social teaching.
In addition to interrogations of the key records, this quantity presents an realizing of the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social educating, addresses the doctrinal matters that come up in any such context, and explores the social concept prime as much as the "modern" period, in general permitted as starting in 1891 with the book of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. ultimately, there's a evaluate of the way Catholic social instructing has been got within the usa, and an educated examine the shortcomings and questions that destiny generations needs to address.
By any average, Modern Catholic Social Teaching is a amazing work—intellectually rigorous and deeply trustworthy, it presents available and thought-provoking insights into the center of a trust culture that each Catholic will locate invaluable.
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