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The Economics behind the Social Thought of Pope Francis

Duncan, Bruce (2017) The Economics behind the Social Thought of Pope Francis. Australasian Catholic Record, 94 (2). pp. 148-166. ISSN 0727-3215


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This article traces the development of the economic views of Pope Francis, from his own experience of economic issues in Argentina and Latin America and in the recent global debates following the Global Financial Crisis. We try identify key thinkers influencing the Pope and his immediate advisers, notably Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs through the two scientific pontifical academies, as well as the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the wider Vatican diplomatic corps under the Secretariat of State. Also considered are key documents of Pope Francis, especially Laudato Si'.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Pope Francis, Laudato Si', Joy of the Gospel, ecological crisis, Pope John Paul II, neoliberalism, capitalism, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict VI, Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, Mgr Sorondo, inequality, trickle-down economics, golden calf, money, Cardinal Turkson, Luigino Bruni, Stefano Zamagni, Economy of Communion, Pietro Parolin, Prof. John Schellnhuber, Metropolitan John of Pergamon, UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate change
Fields of Research: 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
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
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 00:28
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2948

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