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The teachings of modern Roman Catholicism on law, politics, and human nature /

edited by John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander ; introduction by Russell Hittinger.

Other Authors: Witte, John, 1959-, Alexander, Frank S., 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
Series: Landmark.
Subjects: Catholic Church > Doctrines.
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Table of Contents:
  • Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903): Commentary /Russell Hittinger
  • Original source materials: Twofold pedagogy; Law and liberty; Plural societies; Church and civil authority; Political "forms"; Belgium, France, and the United States; Rule of Christ and Christian virtue
  • Jacques Maritain (1882-1973): Commentary /Patrick McKinley Brennan
  • Original source materials: Inaugural address to the second international conference of UNESCO; Redeeming the time; 'Man and the state'; Church and state; God and the permission of evil; Natural law and moral law; Rights of man and natural law; 'Scholasticism and politics'; Moral philosophy
  • John Courtney Murray, S.J. (1904-1967): Commentary / Angela C. Carmella
  • Original source materials: On natural law; On America; On social conversation; On the public consensus; On historical consciousness
  • On the distinction between law and morality; On the limited efficacy of censorship statutes; On civil unity; On the church-state distinction; On the first amendment religion clauses; On coercion of conscience; On the scope of the right to religious freedom; On the human right to religious freedom; On the church's teachings on religious freedom; On Leo XIII; On the Vatican II declaration of religious freedom; On civil freedom and the secularity of the state; On the difficulties of Vatican II; On the church's tardy recognition of religious freedom; On John XXIII
  • Pope John XXIII (1881-1963): Commentary /Leslie Griffin
  • Original source materials: Announcement of ecumenical council; 'Ad Petri cathedrum' (On truth, unity, and peace in a spirit of charily); 'Mater et magistra' (On Christianity and social progress; Opening address to the council; 'Pacem in terris' (On establishing a universal peace in truth, justice, charity, and liberty); 'Unitatis redintegratio' (Decree on ecumenism); 'Nostra aetate' (Declaration on the relations of the Church to non-Christian religions); 'Gaudium et spes' (On the Church in the modern world); Dignitatis humanae (Declaration on religious freedom)
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez (b. 1928): Commentary /Paul E. Sigmund
  • Original source materials; Notes for a theology of liberation; 'Theology of liberation: History, politics, and salvation': 'Power of the poor in history'; 'Theology and the social sciences'; 'On Job, God-talk, and the suffering of the innocent'; 'Theology of liberation, revised edition'
  • Dorothy Day (1897-1980); Commentary /David Gregory
  • Original source materials: 'Catholic worker' collection; Dividing the workers; Unionizing the unemployed; Reasons for child labor law; Vigilantes mob sharecroppers' mass meeting; 'Catholic worker' and labor; Catholics in unions; 'Catholic worker: 25th anniversary issue
  • Pope John Paul II (1920-2005):
  • Commentary /Robert P. George and /Gerard V. Bradley
  • Original source materials; "Dominus Jesus" (Declaration on the unicity and salvific university of Jesus Christ and the church); Instruction on certain aspects of the "theology of liberation"; Instruction on Christian freedom and liberation; 'Sollicitudo rei socialis' (on social concern); 'Centesimus annus' (On the hundredth anniversary of 'Rerum novarum'); 'Evangelium vitae' (the Gospel of life)

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