Faith and Social Justice in the Teaching of Pope John Paul II

Faith and Social Justice in the Teaching of Pope John Paul II

by Gerard Beigel


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The nature of the relationship between Christian faith and social justice continues to challenge contemporary theological reflection. This study examines Pope John Paul II's understanding of the principle, first formulated in the 1971 Synod document Justice in the World, that action for social justice is an essential part of the gospel. It clearly demonstrates that John Paul's teaching on faith and social justice is rooted in his philosophical and theological anthropology, specifically his emphasis on «the person revealed in action». This study highlights the unique contribution of John Paul's vision of the person to Catholic social teaching in general and to the relationship between faith and social justice in particular.

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ISBN-13: 9780820430904
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 7: Theology and Religion , #191
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Author: Gerard Beigel is a priest of the Diocese of Oakland, California. He is currently working in Hispanic ministry in his diocese and teaches part-time at St. Patrick's seminary in Menlo Park. He received his S.T.D. in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America.

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