Catholic Social Thought: Encyclicals and Documents from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis

Cath_Encl_Doc Catholic Social Thought: Encyclicals and Documents from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis, edited by David J. O’Brien and Thomas A. Shannon is a collection of official statements of the Catholic Church on social issues. With documents ranging from Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891) to Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ (2015), this volume is single most comprehensive collection available of the primary documents of Catholic social thought. Each document is preceded by an introductory essay and helpful notes, making it an exceptional teaching aid as well as reference tool. A comprehensive volume of critical Church teachings.  The 680-page text is divided into four parts:

  • Part I – The Classic Texts of Leo XIII and Pius XI
  • Part II – Catholic Social Thought in Transition
  • Part III – Vatican II and Post Conciliar Catholic Social Teaching
  • Part IV – The Social Teaching of John Paul II, Benedict, and Francis

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