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Papal Economics

The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism, from Rerum Novarum to Caritas in Veritate

Published by ISI Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The Church and the Market

In Papal Economics, Maciej Zieba, OP, takes readers on an enlightening tour through the Catholic Church’s social teaching regarding democratic capitalism. Father Zieba analyzes the popes’ social encyclicals from Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891), through John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus a century later, and finally to Benedict XVI’s Caritas in Veritate (2009). While demonstrating the remarkable continuity among the popes over the course of 120 years, Papal Economics also reveals that the Church’s teaching has evolved in certain key respects—particularly in its judgment on socialism.

About The Author

Maciej Zieba, OP, a close associate of Pope John Paul II, is the author of The Surprising Pope: Understanding the Thought of John Paul II. He was a key player in the Polish Solidarity movement and is the director of the European Solidarity Center and the founder of the Tertio Millennio Institute in Poland. Father Zieba has lectured extensively on economics and theology.

Product Details

  • Publisher: ISI Books (July 31, 2013)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781933859972

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