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Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress
  • Peter J. Casarella, University of Notre Dame

Based on a careful reading of Pope Benedict's 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate ("Charity in Truth"), the essays in this substantial volume explore how an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is the true basis for economic and social progress. The authors are experts in a wide range of disciplines — theology, philosophy, biblical studies, political science, economics, finance, environmental science — and represent a broad spectrum of Catholic thought, from liberal to conservative. The first book in English to offer an overarching interpretation of Pope Benedict's groundbreaking encyclical, Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress will inform anyone interested in Catholic social doctrine, and its depth of insight will offer fresh inspiration to serious followers of Jesus Christ. The preface is written by Daniel Finn. Authors include: Cardinal Peter Turkson, William T. Cavanaugh, Michael Naughton, Roberto Goizueta, David L. Schindler, Siona Beretta, Mary Ann Cusimano Love, Michael Budde, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Lorna Golde, and others.

  • Caritas in Veritate,
  • Economy of Communion
Publication Date
Fall October 30, 2014
Peter J. Casarella
William B. Eerdmans, Jr.
Citation Information
Peter J. Casarella. Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress. FirstGrand Rapids, MI(2014)
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