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An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought (Introduction to Religion)

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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 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.

Synopsis:

Michael Hornsby-Smith offers a critical introduction to Catholic social thought. While drawing on official papal and episcopal teaching, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The book is organized into four parts. Part I: the social reality of injustices and social analysis of their causes; Part II: theological reflection based on principles such as human dignity, the common good, solidarity, and the preferential concern for the poor; Part III: areas of injustice including human rights violations, poverty and war; and Part IV: social action responses to injustices.

Synopsis:

An overview of Catholic social thought, both official and non-official, particularly in recent decades.

About the Author

Michael P. Hornsby-Smith is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey. He is author of Roman Catholic Beliefs in England (1991) and editor of Catholics in England 1950-2000 (1999).

Table of Contents

Part I. Social Reality and Social Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. Capitalism in a global context; Part II. Theological Resources: 3. The kingdom of God; 4. Christian citizenship; 5. Catholic social thought; Part III. Justice Issues: 6. Human rights; 7. The family; 8. Economic life; 9. Social exclusion; 10. Authentic development; 11. War and peace; Part IV. Action Responses: 12. Catholic responses to injustices; Appendix 1: Selected campaigning organisations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521863391
Author:
Hornsby-smith, Michael P.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Michael P., Hornsby-Smith
Author:
Hornsby-Smith, Michael P.
Author:
Hornsby-Smith, Michael P.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Church and social problems -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Church and social problems
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Christian sociology - Catholic Church -
Series:
Introduction to Religion
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 tables
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.98 x 1.1 in 1.72 lb

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Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , Michael Hornsby-Smith offers a critical introduction to Catholic social thought. While drawing on official papal and episcopal teaching, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The book is organized into four parts. Part I: the social reality of injustices and social analysis of their causes; Part II: theological reflection based on principles such as human dignity, the common good, solidarity, and the preferential concern for the poor; Part III: areas of injustice including human rights violations, poverty and war; and Part IV: social action responses to injustices.
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