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Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809142279
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Release Date: Jan 05, 2004
  • Edition: Revised ed.
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 8.96 x 6.00 inches


In this revised edition of a longtime bestseller, lawyer, activist and Jesuit priest Fred Kammer ushers Catholics into the twenty-first century as he confronts the challenge of human poverty and injustice in the context of our consumer-driven, economically fragile world. He defines faithjustice as ..".a passionate virtue which disposes citizens to become involved in the greater and lesser societies around themselves in order to create communities where human dignity is protected and enhanced, and gifts of creation are shared for the greatest good of all...." Writing with passion and conviction, he explores the biblical grounding for this virtue and provides an overview of its historical development in the Catholic community. And he brings out its contemporary meaning, rooting each chapter in concrete times and places. He concludes with a framework for living faithjustice in our time. This revised edition contains new materials on social teaching documents of the nineties, updated economic and social data and analysis, and, at the request of users of the original volume, questions for reflection and renewal at the ends chapters.

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