Papal Economics: The Catholic Church On Democratic Capitalism, From Rerum Novarum To Caritas In Veritate (Culture Of Enterprise)
Publish Date: 2013-06-28
Author: Maciej Zieba
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Papal Economics corrects the record about one of the most importantbut least understoodauthorities on capitalism and democracy: the Catholic Church.
Maciej Zieba, OPa leading interpreter of the thought of Pope John PaulIItakes readers on an enlightening tour through the Catholic Churchs social teaching on economics and governance. Examining papal pronouncements from the late nineteenth century to the present, Zieba shows that the Church displays a profound understanding of democracy and support for free markets. But this praise is not unqualifieda major reason why secular commentators of all stripes misinterpret Catholic social teaching.
Updated with a brand-new afterword explaining the controversial economic teachings of Pope Francis, Papal Economics is the essential book for understanding the proper path forward.