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Reading Patristic Texts on Social Ethics
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Can writings of the church fathers related to the field of social ethics be of value to contemporary discussions on the topic? In addressing this question, the authors of this book discuss the exciting challenges that scholars of both early Christianity and contemporary Catholic social thought face regarding the interaction of historical sources and present issues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Part I: Approaching Patristic Socio-Ethical Texts
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Texts That Create a Future: The Function of Ancient Texts for Theology Today
  2. pp. 3-29
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  1. 2. Challenges in Approaching Patristic Texts from the Perspective of Contemporary Catholic Social Teaching
  2. pp. 30-42
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  1. Part II: Contexts for Patristic Socio-Ethical Texts
  2. pp. 43-44
  1. 3. Social Ethics and Moral Discourse in Late Antiquity
  2. pp. 45-63
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  1. 4. Wealth, Poverty, and Eschatology: Pre-Constantine Christian Social Though tand the Hope for the World to Come
  2. pp. 64-84
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  1. 5. The Audience(s) for Patristic Social Teaching: A Case Study
  2. pp. 85-100
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  1. Part III: Issues in Patristic and Catholic Social Thought
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. 6. Out of the Fitting Room: Rethinking Patristic Social Texts on“The Common Good”
  2. pp. 103-123
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  1. 7. “That which has been wrung from tears”: Usury, the Greek Fathers, and Catholic Social Teaching
  2. pp. 124-160
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  1. 8. The Principle of Detachment from Private Property in Basil of Caesarea’s Homily 6 and Its Context
  2. pp. 161-184
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  1. 9. Social Justice in Lactantius’s Divine Institutes: An Exploration
  2. pp. 185-206
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  1. Part IV: Reflections on the Theme
  2. pp. 207-208
  1. 10. The Church Fathers and Catholic Social Thought: Reflections on the Symposium
  2. pp. 209-221
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  1. 11. The (Im)possible Dialogue between Patristics and Catholic Social Thought: Limits, Possibilities, and a Way Forward
  2. pp. 222-232
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 233-234
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 235-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-272
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