Conclusion: <i>Caritas in veritate</i> in the Tradition of Catholic Social Thought

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:
Conclusion: Caritas in veritate in the Tradition of Catholic Social Thought

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Caritas in veritate is a social encyclical in the tradition of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891). In it the insights of theology, philosophy, economics, ecology, and politics have been harnessed coherently to formulate a social teaching that places total and integral development of the human person at the center of all world systems of thought and activity. This chapter reviews the place of Caritas in veritate in the tradition of Catholic social thought. A true understating of the nature of the Church’s social doctrine starts with the faith experience of the ecclesial community itself.

Keywords: Caritas in veritate; Pope Benedict XVI; encyclical; Catholic Church; faith

Chapter.  1661 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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