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This new Classroom Edition of the top-selling Living Justice retains the broad coverage of Catholic social teaching in the first edition with expanded use of tables and figures to enhance the pedagogic value of Fr. Massaro's clear, insightful book. Additionally, new coverage is included to focus on the environment and globalization from a Catholic perspective. By drawing on scripture, tradition, world events, and living examples of heroism and holiness, ranging from the simple to the extraordinary, Living Justice develops students' understanding of Catholic social teaching and provides inspiration for a committed life of service.
Thomas Massaro, S.J., is professor of moral theology and director of the S.T.L. Program at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College
Table of Contents
|List of Tables||p. vii|
|Social Justice and the Mission of the Church||p. 1|
|The Religious Motivation for Social Justice Efforts||p. 3|
|Social Mission and Church Morale||p. 7|
|Sharing "Our Best-Kept Secret"||p. 8|
|From "Charity Alone" to a Justice Orientation||p. 9|
|Looking Ahead||p. 14|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 14|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 15|
|Going Public with Your Faith||p. 17|
|Bridging Two Distinct Worlds||p. 17|
|Tertullian's Question||p. 19|
|The Perils of the Crusading Spirit||p. 22|
|Religious Idealism: Its Contribution to Politics||p. 25|
|Maintaining a Delicate Balance||p. 27|
|Together on Pilgrimage||p. 29|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 30|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 31|
|Inheriting the Tradition of Catholic Social Teaching||p. 33|
|The Documentary Heritage||p. 34|
|A Look Back to the Nineteenth Century||p. 40|
|Pioneers of Social Catholicism||p. 43|
|The Writing of the Social Encyclicals||p. 46|
|Questions for Relfection||p. 52|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 52|
|The Sources and Methods of Catholic Social Teaching||p. 55|
|The Four Sources of Christian Ethics||p. 56|
|Universal Principles and Local Applications||p. 75|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 76|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 77|
|Nine Key Themes of Catholic Social Teaching||p. 79|
|The Dignity of Every Person and Human Rights||p. 80|
|Solidarity, Common Good, and Participation||p. 84|
|Family Life||p. 87|
|Subsidiarity and the Proper Role of Government||p. 89|
|Property Ownership in Modern Society: Rights and Responsibilities||p. 91|
|The Dignity of Work, Rights of Workers, and Support for Labor Unions||p. 95|
|Colonialism and Economic Development||p. 97|
|Peace and Disarmament||p. 103|
|Option for the Poor and Vulnerable||p. 112|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 116|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 117|
|The Role of Catholic Social Teaching Today||p. 119|
|A Blueprint? An Ideology? A "Third Way"?||p. 119|
|The Catholic Critique of Communism||p. 126|
|The Catholic Critique of Capitalism||p. 129|
|Applying Catholic Social Teaching in the Real World||p. 134|
|Commitments to Social Justice: Heroic and Ordinary||p. 140|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 142|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 144|
|Future Directions for Catholic Social Teaching||p. 145|
|Four Continuities: Further Shifts in Emphasis||p. 145|
|Two New Challenges: The Environment and Globalization||p. 158|
|Spreading the Word about Catholic Social Teaching||p. 171|
|The Surprising Future||p. 175|
|Questions for Reflection||p. 176|
|Topics for Further Research||p. 177|
|Annotated List of Resources for Further Study||p. 179|
|About the Author||p. 191|
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