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Tackling Capitalism: What Vatican II achieved and what still needs to be done"

Duncan, Bruce (2013) Tackling Capitalism: What Vatican II achieved and what still needs to be done". Pacifica: Australasian Theological Studies, 26 (2). pp. 199-214. ISSN 1030-570X


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This article provides an account of papal views of capitalism prior to, during and after Vatican II. It argues that these views offer a consistent critique of capitalist economic systems and challenges the Catholic neoconservative and neoliberal reading of post Vatican II papal teaching. The article suggests that this critique needs to be better
communicated and makes some suggestions about what might be done to challenge the seductions of an unsustainable consumerist culture.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Benedict XVI, capitalism, Gaudium et Spes, John Paul II, neoliberalism, Vatican II, Helder Camara, Stiglitz, Millennium Development Goals, Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, communism, Leo XIII, Pius X, Pius XI, John XXIII, Pietro Pavan, Joseph Cardijn, Paul VI, Barbara Ward, Jams Norris, just wags, unions, development, liberalism, neoconservatives, Richard John Neuhaus, George Weigel, Michael Novak, Ayn Rand, Marxism, Joseph Gremillion, Cardinal Ratzinger,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Church History
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 05:28
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 05:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1495

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