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The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

Daniel K. Finn


Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth) is the “social” encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, one of many papal encyclicals over the last 120 years that address economic life. This volume analyzes the situation of the Church and the theological basis for Benedict’s thinking about the person, community, and the globalized economy. This book engages Benedict’s analysis of “relation,” the characteristics of contemporary social and economic relationships, and the implications of a relational, Trinitarian God for daily human life. Crucial here is the Pope’s notion of “reciprocity,” an econom ... More

Keywords: Charity in Truth, Caritas in veritate, Pope Benedict XVI, economic life, social relationships, economic relationships, logic of gift, social structures, economic structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199858354
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel K. Finn, editor
St. John's University