“A superb synthesis of Catholic thought on the ethics of social, political, and economic life. . . . O’Neill combines learning, wisdom, and a passion for justice and peace. He shows us how Catholic social thought can make a real difference when put into action. Don’t miss this brief but elegant book.”—David Hollenbach, SJ, Georgetown University
In a concise and readable way, O’Neill discusses sources, history, and key themes of the Catholic social teaching tradition, as well as its implications for such issues as the ethics of war and peace, forced migration, and social reconciliation. Each chapter concludes with reflection questions, making it particularly helpful for classes and reading groups.
William O’Neill, SJ, is professor emeritus of social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. He is currently working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya.