A journal of academic theology

Bernard Laurent

Caritas in Veritate as a Social Encyclical: A Modest Challenge to Economic Social and Political Institutions

While many elements of Benedict XVI’s Caritas in veritate subscribe to the logic of earlier social encyclicals, the absence of a connection drawn between the social realities, the economic structures, and ideology sets this encyclical apart. Like its predecessors, however, it is marked with the seal of intransigence. In the face of modern culture (judged

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