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'Forming a Just Society', Ch. 8 in Catholic Ethical Thinking for Senior Secondary Students

Engebretson, Kathleen; Duncan, Bruce; Elliott, Peter; Rule, Paul and Rymarz, Richard (2016) 'Forming a Just Society', Ch. 8 in Catholic Ethical Thinking for Senior Secondary Students. In: Catholic Ethical Thinking for Senior Secondary Students. James Goold House Publications, Melbourne, pp. 183-218. ISBN 0 9756714 0 5


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This chapter outlines Christian teaching on social justice,beginning with Gospel stories and then looking at how building the Reign of God applies today. It considers the centrality of the person in Catholic thinking, and one's relation with the common good of all; the key notions of solidarity, social justice and the preferential option for the poor; subsidiarity; the nature of the economy and the importance of work; the right to a just wage; private property and how to respond to poverty in Australia.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: just society, kingdom of God, the person, common good, solidarity, social justice, option for the poor, human rights, subsidiarity, Pope Francis,Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people, Sustainable development Goals, free market,Joy of the Gospel, just wage, Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, trade unions, Pope John Paul II, unemployment, Newstart, John Falzon,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 00:26
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2875

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