Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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TH 335 - Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching


This course examines the historical development and theological foundations of the social teaching of the Catholic Church. It provides a survey of the major Church documents that treat ethical questions pertaining to civil, economic, and political society. It explores the lives of Christian witnesses who exemplify these teachings in action and gives special attention to the Church’s social teaching as it develops in response to such contemporary issues as the environment, post-industrial society, globalization, and the just war theory.

Course Learning Objectives
  • Identify and explain the various issues and ecclesial positions expounded in Catholic Social Teaching
  • Define and understand the narrow and broad meanings of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Synthesize the issues and ecclesial positions within the broad meaning of Catholic Social Teaching into a comprehensible whole
  • Apply the broad meaning of Catholic Social Teaching more thoroughly


Credits: 3

Offered: Every Term



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