The Theological Grounding of <i>Caritas in veritate</i>

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:
The Theological Grounding of Caritas in veritate

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This chapter addresses a wide range of topics for understanding the theological background of Pope Benedict’s encyclical. The diversity of perspectives and the presence of an appreciative critique of Benedict’s arguments will be most helpful in situating the treatment of themes later in this volume. The following essays are presented: Situating Pope Benedict’s Theology by Bishop William F. Murphy, Developments in Pope Benedict’s Thinking by John A. Coleman, A Theology of Gratuitousness by Paulinus I. Odozor, Benedict’s View of the Person by Kenneth R. Himes, Challenges to Benedict’s Vision: Sin by Michael Novak, Theological Foundations of the Market by Albino Barrera, The Promise and Risk of Charity by David Hollenbach, and Listening to the Experience of the Poor by Johan Verstraeten.

Keywords: Caritas in veritate; Pope Benedict XVI; encyclical; theology; charity; poor; sin

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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