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The Development of Catholic Social Teaching on Economics: Bernard Lonergan and Benedict XVI

Ormerod, Neil; Oslington, Paul and Koning, Robin (2012) The Development of Catholic Social Teaching on Economics: Bernard Lonergan and Benedict XVI. Theological Studies, 73. pp. 391-421. ISSN 0040-5639

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Abstract

Affected by the Great Depression and the inadequacy of the “simple-minded moralism” of church commentators on economic matters, Bernard Lonergan worked on a macrodynamic economic model in the 1940s and returned to it in the 1970s. The authors here situate Lonergan’s economics in relation to economic theory then and now, as well as within his own overall project. They consider its possible contribution to the development of Catholic social teaching on economics, especially in dialogue with Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in veritate. Finally, they discuss the light Lonergan sheds on the importance and difficulties of interdisciplinary work.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Economics, Lonergan, Benedict XVI, Catholic social teaching
Fields of Research: 14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140101 History of Economic Thought
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140102 Macroeconomic Theory
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140212 Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Rev. Dr Robin Koning SJ
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 23:15
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 23:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1176

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