Christian Social Thought

List of Readings

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A Colloquium in the Vatican. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1992.
Catechism of the Catholic Church. Mahway, NJ: Paulist Press, 1994.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Instruction on Certain Aspects of the Theology of Liberation Libertatis Nuntius. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1984.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Instruction on Christian Liberation and Freedom Libertatis Conscientia. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1986.
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 2004.

Beisner, E. Calvin

Beisner, E. Calvin. Prosperity and Poverty. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1988.

Benedict XVI, Pope

Benedict XVI, Pope. Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est. Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 2005.

Bigongiari, D., ed

Bigongiari, D., ed. The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas. New York: Hafner Press, 1981.

Buttiglione, Rocco

Buttiglione, Rocco. Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1997.

Calvez, S.J., Jean-Yves

Calvez, S.J., Jean-Yves. L'eglise devant le liberalisme economique. Paris: Cerf, 1994.
Calvez, S.J., Jean-Yves. The Social Thought of John XXIII: Mater et Magistra. London: Burns and Oates, 1965.

Chafuen, Alejandro

Chafuen, Alejandro. Faith and Liberty: The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003.

Rodger, S.J., Charles

Rodger, S.J., Charles. Christian Social Witness and Teaching: The Catholic Tradition -- From Genesis to Centesimus Annus, 2 vols. Leominster: Gracewing, 1998.

Cronin, John F

Cronin, John F. Catholic Social Principles. Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1950.

de Lubac, S.J., Henri

de Lubac, S.J., Henri. The Drama of Atheist Humanism. London: Sheed and Ward, 1949.

Douglas, Jane Dempsey

Douglas, Jane Dempsey. "Calvin's Relation to Social and Economic Change" in Calvin's Thought on Economic and Social Issues and the Relationship of Church and State. Vol. 11, Ed. Richard C. Gamble. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992.

Ederer, Rupert J

Gay, Craig M

Gay, Craig M. With Liberty and Justice for Whom? The Recent Evangelical Debate Over Capitalism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1991.

Grasso, Kenneth L., ed

Bradley, Gerard V., ed

Gregg, Samuel

Gregg, Samuel. Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001.

Henry, Carl F

Henry, Carl F. Aspects of Christian Social Ethics. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1964.

Heckel, R

Heckel, R. The Human Person and Social Structures. Rome: Pontifical Commission Iustitia et Pax, 1980.

Hoffner, J

Hoffner, J. Economic Systems and Economic Ethics: Guidelines in Catholic Social Teaching. Kolin: Vereinigung zur Forderung der Christlichen Sozialwissenschaften, 1988.

John XXIII, Pope

John XXIII, Pope. Encyclical Letter Mater et Magistra ("Christianity and Social Progress"). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1961.

John Paul II, Pope

John Paul II, Pope. Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor. Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 2003.
John Paul II, Pope. Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus. Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1991.
John Paul II, Pope. Encyclical Letter Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1987.
John Paul II, Pope. Encyclical Letter Laborem Exercens (On Human Work). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1981.

Kraynack, Robert

Kraynack, Robert. Christian Faith and Modern Democracy. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

Kuyper, Abraham

Kuyper, Abraham. Lectures on Calvinism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1994 (1899).

Lawler, P

Lawler, P. Papal Economics. Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, 1982.

Leo XIII, Pope

Leo XIII, Pope. Encyclical Letter Rerum Novarum (On the condition of the Working Classes). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1891.

Marshall, Paul

Marshall, Paul. Thine is the Kingdom: A Biblical Perspective on the Nature of Government and Politics Today. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1984.

Messner, Johannes

Messner, Johannes. Social Ethics: Natural Law in the Modern World. St. Louis: B. Herder, 1965.

Mueller, Franz

Mueller, Franz. The Church and the Social Question. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1984.

Murray, S.J., John Courtney

Murray, S.J., John Courtney. We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1960.

Nash, Ronald H

Nash, Ronald H. Social Justice and the Christian Church. Milford: MI: Mott Media, Inc., 1983.

Neuhaus, Richard John

Neuhaus, Richard John. Doing Well and Doing Good: The Challenge to the Christian Capitalist. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Novak, Michael

Novak, Michael. Free Persons and the Common Good. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1989.
Novak, Michael. Freedom with Justice: Catholic Social thought and Liberal Institutions, 2nd ed. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1989.
Novak, Michael. Will It Liberate? Questions about Liberation Theology. Mahway, NJ: Paulist Press, 1986.

Olasky, Marvin

Olasky, Marvin. The Tragedy of American Compassion. Washington, DC: Regnery, 1992.

Paul VI, Pope

Paul VI, Pope. Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1967.

Pius XI, Pope

Pius XI, Pope. Encyclical Letter Quadragesimo Anno (On Social Reconstruction). Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1931.

Phan, Peter C., ed

Phan, Peter C., ed. Message of the Fathers of the Church, Social Thought, Vol. 20. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1984.

Ratzinger, Joseph

Ratzinger, Joseph. "The Dignity of the Human Person" In Commentary on the Documents of Vatican II, vol. 5, H. Vorgrimler, ed. New York: Herder and Herder, 1969.
Ratzinger, Joseph. Church, Ecumenism, and Politics. Middlegreen: St. Paul Publications, 1988.
Ratzinger, Joseph. "Church and Economy" In Communio, 13 (Fall). , 1986.
Ratzinger, Joseph. Principles of Christian Morality. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986.

Schuck, M

Schuck, M. That They May Be One: The Social Teaching of the Papal Encyclicals, 1740-1989. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1991.

Van Til, Henry R

Van Til, Henry R. The Calvinistic Concept of Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1959.

Weigel, George, ed

Weigel, George, ed. A Century of Catholic Social Thought: Essays on Rerum Novarum and Nine Other Key Documents. Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1991.
Weigel, George, ed. A New Worldly Order: John Paul II and Human Freedom. Lanham, MD: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1992.
Weigel, George. Soul of the World. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1996.

Wogaman, J. Philip

Wogaman, J. Philip. Economics and Ethics. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.