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The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism, Michael Novak

Label
The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism
Title
The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Michael Novak
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Any vision of capitalism's future prospects must take into account the powerful cultural influence Catholicism has exercised throughout the world. The Church had for generations been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism, but, as Michael Novak argues in this important book, a hundred-year-long debate within the Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism." "Novak notes that the influential Catholic intellectuals who, early in this century saw through Weber's eyes an economic system marked by ruthless individualism and cold calculation had misread the reality. For, as history has shown, the lived experience of capitalism has depended to a far greater extent than they had realized on a culture characterized by opportunity, cooperative effort, social initiative, creativity, and invention." "Drawing on the major works of modern Papal thought, Novak demonstrates how the Catholic tradition has come to reflect this richer interpretation of capitalist culture. In 1891, Pope Leo XIII condemned socialism as a futile system, but also severely criticized existing market systems. In 1991, John Paul II surprised many by conditionally proposing "a business economy, a market economy, or simply free economy" as a model for Eastern Europe and the Third World. Novak notes that as early as 1963, this future Pope had signaled his commitment to liberty. Later, as Archbishop of Krakow, he stressed the "creative subjectivity" of workers, made by God in His image as co-creators. Now, as Pope, he calls for economic institutions worthy of a creative people, and for political and cultural reforms attuned to a new "human ecology" of family and work."
  • "Novak offers an original and penetrating conception of social justice, rescuing it as a personal virtue necessary for social activism. Since Pius XI made this idea canonical in 1931, the term has been rejected by the Right as an oxymoron and misused by the Left as a party platform. Novak applies this newly formulated notion of social justice to the urgent worldwide problems of ethnicity, race, and poverty. His fresh rethinking of the Catholic ethic comes just in time to challenge citizens in those two large and historically Catholic regions, Eastern Europe and Latin America, now taking their first steps as market economies, as well as those of us in the West seeking a realistic moral vision."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Novak, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1753
LC item number
.N66 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church.
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian sociology
  • Capitalism
  • Social justice
  • Capitalism
  • Christian sociology
  • Social justice
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Kapitalisme
  • Katholieke sociale leer
Label
The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism, Michael Novak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: more than the Protestant ethic. Max Weber's limits -- The human spirit -- Toward a Catholic ethic -- A preview -- Part 1. Which system? Leo XIII to Pius XI (1891-1931). Catholics against Capitalism: Fanfani's Italy -- Mean, petty, selfish, and materialistic -- Wealth is a means, not an end -- The Catholic spirit slowly awakens -- Socialism, no! Capitalism? Maybe: Leo XIII: Why did Socialism fail? -- Workers, yes! Capitalism? Maybe -- Toward the future -- Social justice redefined: Pius XI: Rescuing a virtue -- Conceptual fog -- A brief historical overview -- A way out -- The civil society: five further steps -- From 1931-1991
  • Part 2. A new birth of freedom: John Paul II (1978- ). The second liberty: Two concepts of liberty -- Order in the Ancien Régime -- A great year, 1989 -- The anticapitalist bias of intellectuals -- Reconciling economics and religion -- Convergence on choice -- Dynamic order -- In the direction of mind -- The three spheres of liberty -- One root, two liberties -- Capitalism rightly understood: Background reflections -- Outline of Centesimus Annus -- A Christian social anthropology -- Capitalism, yes -- The limits of Capitalism -- Toward a more civil debate
  • Part 3. Next? Poverty, race, ethnicity, and other perplexities of the 21st century. War on poverty: "Created goods should abound": The universal destination and the way -- Reconstructing the world order -- International poverty -- Domestic poverty -- Social invention -- Ethnicity, race, and social justice: International perspectives -- The "Civil society" project -- Against the adversary culture: Against Nihilism -- Culture and character -- American founding principles, current practice -- The Pope's challenge to the U.S. -- Protecting the moral ecology -- The institutional task -- Epilogue: The creative person. Seven moral themes -- The right stuff -- Latin America -- The new virtues required -- The heart of the matter: creativity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780029232354
Lccn
92032151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
002608180
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26502035
  • (OCoLC)ocm26502035
Label
The Catholic ethic and the spirit of capitalism, Michael Novak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: more than the Protestant ethic. Max Weber's limits -- The human spirit -- Toward a Catholic ethic -- A preview -- Part 1. Which system? Leo XIII to Pius XI (1891-1931). Catholics against Capitalism: Fanfani's Italy -- Mean, petty, selfish, and materialistic -- Wealth is a means, not an end -- The Catholic spirit slowly awakens -- Socialism, no! Capitalism? Maybe: Leo XIII: Why did Socialism fail? -- Workers, yes! Capitalism? Maybe -- Toward the future -- Social justice redefined: Pius XI: Rescuing a virtue -- Conceptual fog -- A brief historical overview -- A way out -- The civil society: five further steps -- From 1931-1991
  • Part 2. A new birth of freedom: John Paul II (1978- ). The second liberty: Two concepts of liberty -- Order in the Ancien Régime -- A great year, 1989 -- The anticapitalist bias of intellectuals -- Reconciling economics and religion -- Convergence on choice -- Dynamic order -- In the direction of mind -- The three spheres of liberty -- One root, two liberties -- Capitalism rightly understood: Background reflections -- Outline of Centesimus Annus -- A Christian social anthropology -- Capitalism, yes -- The limits of Capitalism -- Toward a more civil debate
  • Part 3. Next? Poverty, race, ethnicity, and other perplexities of the 21st century. War on poverty: "Created goods should abound": The universal destination and the way -- Reconstructing the world order -- International poverty -- Domestic poverty -- Social invention -- Ethnicity, race, and social justice: International perspectives -- The "Civil society" project -- Against the adversary culture: Against Nihilism -- Culture and character -- American founding principles, current practice -- The Pope's challenge to the U.S. -- Protecting the moral ecology -- The institutional task -- Epilogue: The creative person. Seven moral themes -- The right stuff -- Latin America -- The new virtues required -- The heart of the matter: creativity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780029232354
Lccn
92032151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
002608180
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26502035
  • (OCoLC)ocm26502035

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