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Description - Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present by Charles E. Curran

This is an analysis and criticism of the development of modern Catholic social teaching from the perspective of theology, ethics and church history. Curran studies the methodology and content of the documents of Catholic social teaching, generally understood as comprising 12 papal letters beginning with Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical "Rerum Novarum", two documents from Vatican II and two pastoral letters of the US bishops. He contends the fundamental basis for this body of teaching comes from an anthropological perspective that recognized both the inherent dignity and the social nature of the human person - thus charting a middle course between the two extremes of individualism and collectivism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878408818
ISBN-10: 0878408819
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles E. Curran

Charles E. Curran, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York, is Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University. He was the first recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award for Theology and has served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the American Theological Society. In 2003, Curran received the Presidential Award of the College Theology Society for a lifetime of scholarly achievements in moral theology, and in 2005, Call to Action presented him with its leadership award. He is the author of Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian, The Moral Theology of Pope John Paul II and Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present, all published by Georgetown University Press.

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