Option for the Poor and for the Earth (Revised)

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This revised and expanded edition of a text long recognized as a classic focuses on Catholic social teaching and economic equality. Throughout, Dorr appreciates the decided strengths of Catholic social teaching but is also ready to point out its inconsistencies and weaknesses. In addition to his authoritative treatments of church documents from the century and a half of Catholic social teaching that began with Rerum Novarum in 1870, Dorr presents his magisterial take on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, and the new encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’.

Donal Dorr is a theologian and missionary priest who has served as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and as a resource person for the Irish Missionary Union. He is the author of ten books, including the original Option for the Poor and the award-winning Spirituality and Justice.

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Option for the Poor and for the Earth
From Leo XIII to Pope Francis
Revised and Expanded
Donal Dorr
Bibiliographics, index
What a treasure! This is a necessary book for any Catholic theologian looking for a substantive review of magisterial teaching about cultural injustice for the last one hundred and twenty-five years.... This book provides both inspiration and clarification of past writings with a clear challenge to help develop the context for future magisterial guidance. Take and read. Help prepare for the future.
Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Option for the Poor and for the Earth" is an unreservedly recommended addition for community, seminary, and academic library Christian Studies reference collections in general, and Contemporary Catholic Social Teachings supplemental studies lists in particular.
Not just for scholars and students but also for those fellow workers and for people like them in many parts of the world -- Christians who feel called to work for justice and who turn to church and social teaching for inspiration and for guidance about how to answer the call.
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