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Day 32

A “Better Way” for Whom?: The Threat To CST’s Moral Vision for the U.S. Economy: 

In 1986, the USCCB wrote the most significant CST document on the U.S. 936 more words

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Day 35

Christian Base Communities: A Missionary Church for the Poor:  

If the Medellín CST document, Poverty of the Church (1968), was a document that argued the church should be poor because the faithful were poor, then the Puebla Conference Document (1979) argued that the future of the church’s history be the history of the poor also. 273 more words

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Day 36

The Economic Preconditions of Christian Peace:

“It is not unusual to find that groups, with the exception of some enlightened minorities, characterize as subversive activities all attempts to change the social system which favors the permanence of their privileges (CELAM, Medellín Document, Peace (1968).”

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Day 37

Economic Justice: Pastoral and Political Orientations: 

The Latin American and Caribbean bishops and their Episcopal Conference (CELAM) pushed the preferential option for the poor and marginalized to the center of Catholic social teaching because they were witness to a particularly disturbing poverty in their communities, one which they describe as “inhuman wretchedness.” 223 more words

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Day 38

Social Justice: Political Expectations of Christian Love: 

In the overwhelming majority of North American Catholic social teaching documents there is one central theme. The “preferential option for the poor and marginalized” is the hermeneutical key that unlocks them all. 304 more words

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Day 39

The Promise of North American Catholic Social Teaching and the Future of Political Theology: 

Catholic social teaching (CST hereafter) is the Catholic church’s social justice tradition that above all else seeks to defend the universal dignity of the human person, the common good of society as a whole, and political peace in a globalized world. 1,322 more words

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Some thoughts on Leshem's Origins of Neoliberalism

Early this summer, I received an unsolicited review copy of Dotan Leshem’s Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault — true proof of divine providence, given that I was working on a project connecting political theology to neoliberalism. 541 more words