Chapter

The Situation

Daniel K. Finn

in The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199858354
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.003.0001
The Situation

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This chapter reviews the situation in which Caritas in veritate appeared, including some of the particular conditions of the United States that affect the ability to hear and act upon the teaching that Pope Benedict proposes. The following essays are presented: Caritas in veritate in Broader Context by J. Bryan Hehir, Who Are the Americans? by Amelia J. Uelmen, Americans and Government Today by Rebecca M. Blank, Our Current Economic Situation by Matthew J. Slaughter, and Global Economic Forces by Albino Barrera.

Keywords: Caritas in veritate; United States; Pope Benedict XVI; encyclical

Chapter.  4327 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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