Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

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Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

This book gives a complete and up-to-date overview of the social teachings of the Catholic Church in a contemporary context. For anyone searching for solutions to many of the social and ethical problems facing the modern world: economics; politics; globalization; and the fight against terrorism.

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Why Social Teaching?
    • Chapter 1. Why social teaching? The Church's self-understanding
  • Part 2. Solid Foundations: The Christian World-view
    • Chapter 2. Creation as a gift to all of humanity from a loving God
    • Chapter 3. The Human Person
      • I. Christian anthropology
      • II. The significance of work
  • Part 3. The Basic Tools for a Critical Evaluation of the Social, Political and Economic Spheres
    • Chapter 4. Catholic social teaching: Central principles
      • I. The universal destination of the world's goods
      • II. The common good of society and humanity
      • III. The principle of subsidiarity
      • IV. The importance of participation
      • V. The principle and virtue of solidarity
      • VI. The fundamental values of social life: Truth, freedom, justice and love
  • Part 4. The Application of the Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine to the Economic, Political and Social Spheres
    • Chapter 5. Economic life
    • Chapter 6. Political life
    • Chapter 7. The reality of global conflict and the challenge of peace
  • Part 5. The Church's Social Doctrine and Irish Society
    • Chapter 8. The Irish context: Challenges and opportunities -- General Index.
Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC909597
Dimensions: 9" x 6.1"
Length: 123 pages
Veritas Books
ISBN: 978-1-85390-959-7
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Written by Padraig Corkery