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Introductory & Foundational Texts
Modern Catholic Social Teaching by
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Including contributions from twenty-two leading moral theologians, this volume is the most thorough assessment of modern Roman Catholic social teaching available. In addition to interrogations of the major documents, it provides insight into the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching, addresses the doctrinal issues that arise in such a context, and explores the social thought leading up to the "modern" era, which is generally accepted as beginning in 1891 with the publication of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. The book also includes a review of how Catholic social teaching has been received in the United States and offers an informed look at the shortcomings and questions that future generations must address. This second edition includes revised and updated essays as well as two new commentaries: one on Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical Caritas in Veritate and one on Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si'. An outstanding reference work for anyone interested in studying and understanding the key documents that make up the central corpus of modern Catholic social teaching.
The Education for Justice Web Project
The Education for Justice Web Project (subscribed to by Ireland Library)
The Education for Justice Web Project was created to help teachers, social action directors, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bring greater awareness to social justice issues. The materials on the web site help, not only to introduce Catholic Social Teaching to a wider audience, but to help deepen the knowledge of this essential element of faith and to help develop solidarity with all those in the global community who are suffering and
ACCESS TO CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE TEACHINGS
Note on Free Web Sites
Some basic web sites are listed throughout this guide, but rapid change in web based resources make such information out-of-date very quickly.
Please take note:
- Controversial and/or unreliable web information is exceedingly common.
- AlWAYS consult your instructor before citing web sites in your work.
- Popular resources like Wikipedia are often useful in the very first stages of research but be sure to move beyond them at the first opportunity.
- Most instructors are reluctant to approve Wikiepdia citations in your paper itself.
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