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Manning’s Children: Responses to Rerum Novarum in Victoria 1891 to 1966

Mathews, Race (2014) Manning’s Children: Responses to Rerum Novarum in Victoria 1891 to 1966. Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    This thesis examines responses by Australian Catholics, predominantly in Victoria, to the social teachings of their Church, culminating with the creation by the bishops in 1938 of the Australian National Secretariat for Catholic Action (ANSCA), and their subsequent adoption and promotion through it of a political and economic philosophy called Distributism. Underlying the main narrative is a fundamental divergence of opinion about the significance of formation of the Catholic conscience through Catholic Action, as on the one hand introduced by the founder of the Young Christian Worker’s Movement (YCW) and future Cardinal Josef Cardijn and enhanced by the philosopher priest Don José María Arizmendiarrieta, and on the other repudiated by Australia’s ‘controversial Catholic layman’, B.A. Santamaria. A key reference point and yardstick throughout is the ‘Evolved Distributism’ of the great complex of worker-owned co-operatives founded by Arizmendiarrieta in the middle nineteen-fifties, at Mondragón in the Basque region of Spain.

    Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Distributism, mutualism, formation, laity, Mondragon, Arizmendiarrieta, Manning, Moran, Mannix, Cardijn, Maritain, Santamaria
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Church History
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 15:20
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 15:20
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1509

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