An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

by Michael P. (University of Surrey) Hornsby-Smith

Part of the Introduction to Religion Series

An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought Synopsis

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 2006 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.

An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought Press Reviews

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780521863391
Publication date: 9th November 2006
Author: Michael P. (University of Surrey) Hornsby-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 402 pages
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About Michael P. (University of Surrey) Hornsby-Smith

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 000 (1999).

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