An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

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An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

By Michael P. Hornsby-Smith

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Michael Hornsby-Smith offers an overview of Catholic social thought particularly in recent decades. While drawing on official teaching such as papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops' conferences, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The 2006 book is organized in four stages. Part I outlines the variety of domestic and international injustices and seeks to offer a social analysis of the causes of these injustices. Part II offers a theological reflection on the characteristics of the kingdom of God which Christians are urged to seek. Part III reviews Catholic social thought in six main areas: human rights, the family and bioethical issues, economic life, social exclusion, authentic development, and war and peace. Part IV completes the cycle with a consideration of appropriate social action responses to the injustices which the author has identified and analysed.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> Special Topics

An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/9/06
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 051125489X
ISBN 13: 9780511254895
Print ISBN: 9780521863391

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