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Title Reading patristic texts on social ethics [electronic resource] : issues and challenges for twenty-first-century Christian social thought / edited by Johan Leemans, Brian J. Matz, Johan Verstraeten.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c2011.


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Description xviii, 272 p.
Series CUA studies in early Christianity
Note "The contributions for this volume emerged out of an expert seminar on the theme of the Church Fathers and Catholic social thought held in Leuven in 2007." -- p.vii.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (p. 235-263) and index.
Contents Part I. Approaching Patristic Socio-Ethical Texts : -- 1. Texts that create a future : the function of ancient texts for theology today / Reimund Bieringer -- 2. Challenges in approaching patristic texts from the perspective of contemporary Catholic social teaching / Pauline Allen -- Part II. Contexts for Patristic Socio-Ethical Texts : -- 3. Social ethics and moral discourse in late antiquity / Peter Van Nuffelen -- 4. Wealth, poverty, and eschatology : pre-Constantine Christian social thought and the hope for the world to come / Helen Rhee -- 5. The audience(s) for patristic social teaching : a case study / Wendy Mayer -- Part III. Issues in Patristic and Catholic Social Thought : -- 6. Out of the fitting room : rethinking patristic social texts on "the common good" / Susan R. Holman -- 7. "That which has been wrung from tears" : usury, the Greek fathers, and Catholic social teaching / Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen -- 8. The principle of detachment from private property in Basil of Caesarea's Homily 6 and its context / Brian Matz -- 9. Social justice in Lactantius's Divine Institutes : an exploration / Thomas Hughson -- Part IV. Reflections on the Theme : -- 10. The church fathers and Catholic social thought : reflections on the symposium / Richard Schenk -- 11. The (im)possible dialogue between patristics and Catholic social thought : limits, possibilities, and a way forward / Johan Leemans, Johan Verstraeten.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism.
Fathers of the church -- Influence.
Christian sociology -- Catholic Church.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Leemans, Johan, 1965-
Matz, Brian J.
Verstraeten, Johan.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780813218595 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813218594 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813219103 (e-book)

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