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The Political and Economic Impact of CST since 1891

Vera Negri Zamagni

in The True Wealth of Nations

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739813
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0005
The Political and Economic Impact of CST since 1891

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This chapter sketches the beginning stages of modern Catholic social thought (CST) in Europe between the 19th century and World War II. It then discusses the flourishing of Christian Democratic parties after the end of World War II, their crucial contribution to the launching of the process of European integration and to the “economic miracles” of many European nations, and their subsequent decline. The concluding section will look at some of the issues that Catholics must face if they want to uphold their testimony of the Christian message today.

Keywords: Catholic social thought; sustainable prosperity; common good; World War II; European integration

Chapter.  8904 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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