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Pope Francis's Call for Social Justice in the Global Economy

Duncan, Bruce (2014) Pope Francis's Call for Social Justice in the Global Economy. Australasian Catholic Record, 91 (2). pp. 178-193. ISSN 0727-3215


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This article traces the development of the social thinking of Pope Francis from his time in Argentina, and particularly the impact of recurring economic crises which caused him to focus more closely on the structural and economic causes of mass poverty. He became a strong advocate of social justice, and played a major role in church events in Latina America, particularly the Aparecida conference of bishops in 2007. The article traces his changing views liberation theology, neoliberal capitalism, particularly as they inform his 2013 exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Pope Francis, Marxism, Joy of the Gospel, liberalism, neoliberalism, poverty, money, Helder Camara, Jorge Bergoglio, Peron, Antonio Spadaro, Cardinal Hummes, Gregory Venables,Pope Benedict, Cardinal Ratzinger, Aparecida, environment, solidarity, competition, globalisation, liberation theology, Paul Vallely, Leo XIII, John Paul II, Stiglitz, Mary Ann Glendon, Alan Kohler, Adam Smith, laissez faire, social justice,
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
A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 04:59
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 00:49
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1496

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