Empirical Foundations of the Common Good: What Theology Can by Daniel K. Finn

By Daniel K. Finn

the belief of the typical strong used to be borrowed by means of the Fathers of the early Catholic Church from the wealthy philosophical traditions of historical Greece and Rome. it's been a basic a part of Catholic pondering social, political, and fiscal lifestyles in the course of the Catholic highbrow culture, from Augustine and Aquinas to trendy Catholic social concept within the encyclicals of popes in fresh centuries. but this heritage has been rooted within the traditions of philosophy and theology. With the increase of the social sciences within the 19th century as precise disciplines now not constrained to the tools in their philosophical origins, humanity has realized greatly extra in regards to the human . Empirical Foundations of the typical sturdy asks questions: what have the social sciences realized concerning the universal solid? how could theology modify its realizing of the typical sturdy in gentle of that insight?
In this quantity, six social scientists, with backgrounds in economics, political technology, sociology, and coverage research, talk about what their disciplines need to give a contribution to discussions inside of Catholic social considered the typical stable. theologians then reply by way of interpreting the insights of social technological know-how and exploring how Catholic social concept can combine social medical insights into its figuring out of the typical stable. This volume's interaction of social clinical and non secular perspectives is a different contribution to modern dialogue of what constitutes "the universal good."

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