Doing faithjustice : an introduction to Catholic social thought /

Main Author: Kammer, Fred, 1945-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Paulist Press, 2004.
Edition: Rev. ed.
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Review by Library Journal Review

This volume, written for the centennial of modern Catholic social teaching, explores the relationship between faith and justice, the backgrounds of Catholic social teaching, and the forces which have shaped the author's own awareness, from his childhood in the South to his development as a Jesuit. Kammer sees a close relationship between private ownership and a neglect of God and human community; he finds this connection both in biblical example and in contemporary society. He proclaims that doing justice is a prerequisite to knowing God, that solidarity with the poor is the Christian stance, and that Christians must move from charity to justice. He concludes with specific suggestions for ``faithjustice'' and for parish evaluation of its own social ministry. Written from a Roman Catholic standpoint but useful for all religious groups concerned with social justice. Highly recommended for seminary and public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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