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Introducing Catholic Social Thought

By J. Milburn Thompson
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  • Author: J. Milburn Thompson
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
An introduction to Catholic social teaching that focuses on the spirit of Catholic social thought in our twenty-first century and includes the recent encyclicals of Benedict XVI.

Written in accessible language, this book is appropriate for introductory courses in Catholic social teaching, Christian ethics, and social justice for undergraduates and also for parish study groups.

"Introducing Catholic Social Thought is what every teacher and student hopes for in a textbook --- it is well organized, clearly written, accurate in its presentation, and insightful in its treatment of an essential element of the Catholic tradition."---Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, Boston College

"This book answers the question: how can we find a brief but solid summary of Catholic social teaching? This introduction is informed by the author's engagement with the scholarly literature, his long teaching experience, and his wise responses to current debates. This will be valuable in college classrooms, parish discussion groups, and interfaith community organizations."---David O'Brien, College of the Holy Cross/University of Dayton

"Presents Catholic Social Thought linked not only to its origins but to the alternative perspective it offers to key issues of the day. illustrates the movements, theological convictions and ideas through which the Church engages in the public sphere. A fine companion to his earlier work, Justice and Peace: A Christian Primer."---Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, Niagara University

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