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The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought

Judith Dwyer, Editor

The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought
The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought

ISBN: 9780814655269, 5526

Details: 1056 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 05/01/1994
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The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought brings together writers from around the world, writing on present-day social issues as well as historical issues and movements that have shaped our current views. Included are articles on the great social encyclicals, from Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum to John Paul II's Centesimus Annus, and the Vatican II documents and various episcopal documents that relate to social concerns and the field of social ethics. The articles on fundamental human rights include such issues as poverty, homelessness, exploitation, and feminism. Also included are articles dealing with economics, industry, labor, political systems, and environmental concerns, as these impact and influence modern Catholic social thought. Theological concerns, liturgical movements, and scriptural foundations are well represented.

The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought will be the reference work for anyone involved in social outreach or connected with the field of social ethics.

Entries include:

Abortion (Social Implications) by James J. McCartney, OSA
Arms Race by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Birth Control by James P. Hanigan
Business Ethics by Vincent Burns
Catholic Worker by June O'Connor
Culture by Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
Ecology by Thomas Ryan, SM
Evangelization by Robert Schreiter, CPPS
Feminism and Catholic Social Thought by Barbara Hogan
Genocide by John T. Pawlikowski, OSM
Homosexuality (Social Implications) by Vincent Genovesi, SJ
Human Rights by Thomas Hoppe
Images of God by John R. Sachs, SJ
Moral Life (Christian) by Vincent McNamara
Preferential Option for the Poor by Donal Dorr
Religious Freedom by J. Leon Hopper, SJ
Secularism by Cyril T. Hally, SSC
Sin by Judith A. Merkle, SND de N
Stewardship by Gerald Coleman, SS
Synod of Bishops by Avery Dulles, SJ
Taxes by Charles E. Curran
Technology by John M. Staudenmaier, SJ
Vatican II by Frederick J. Cwiekowski, SS
Women by Maria Riley, OP

ISBN: 9780814655269, 5526

Details: 1056 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 05/01/1994


. . . worth the money. . . . Save your pennies and buy it.
The Canadian Catholic Review

. . . it is a must for any Catholic library and an invaluable teaching resource.
The Catholic Worker

From its first pages, this overview of Catholic social thought makes one grateful for the careful and insightful work undertaken; in many ways, this is a testimony to a discipline 'come of age.'

I thought the volume was simply outstanding. When I received it I could not put it down, but kept on reading and reading. I found so many of the articles to be interesting and exciting. With the plethora of dictionaries around, I think this is one of the finest and most readable.
Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

I really was most impressed with the Dictionary. . . . I think it will fully deserve the kind of rave reviews which greeted its predecessors in the series.
Gerard J. Hughes, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London

This is as monumental and as exhaustive as the earlier volumes and equally as valuable.
The Priest

The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought belongs in all libraries in which there is serious interest in religion in general and contemporary Catholicism in particular.
Academic Library Book Review