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Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy by Michael L. Coulter (Editor); Stephen M. Krason (Editor); Richard S. Myers (Editor); Joseph A. Varacalli (Editor)
Call Number: BXZ1753 .E595 2007
Publication Date: 2007-07-16
With more than 800 topics from over 300 contributors, Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to the Catholic vision of society, social relations, and the human being. It combines theoretical work on important topics and scholarly disciplines (e.g., economics, moral theology, natural law, philosophy, psychology); social science perspectives on a variety of topics (e.g., alcoholism and drug abuse, forgiveness and mercy, globalization); and treatment of practical policy implications that flow from applying the Catholic religious, moral, and intellectual tradition to contemporary issues (e.g., abortion, assisted suicide, immigration policy, school choice, torture). The book reflects a broad range of Catholic thought that is international in scope, but with an emphasis on the American situation. Its interdisciplinary approach offers insights from a variety of perspectives: theological, philosophical, historical, economical, sociological, political, psychological, and legal. The work will appeal to individuals who want a clear and accurate introduction to Catholic social thought and a Catholic-informed social science and social policy. One certainly need not be a devotee and advocate for Catholic social thinking to find this encyclopedia of good use as a handy reference tool.
Center for Catholic Studies
The Center, founded in 1997, fosters a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study, promoting the mission of the University through ongoing programs for faculty, students and the general public.
Document Type: Article, Publication Date: January 2009, Journal Title: Conversations (Journal for the Faculty at Jesuit Universities, Number: 36, Recommended Citation: Liddy, Richard, "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition" (2009). Department of Religion Publications. 195. Site - https://scholarship.shu.edu/religion-publications/195
The “silo effect” is a major problem today in Academia, i.e. the growing tendency of disciplinary isolation both in research and teaching. “Siloing” is noted particularly in the formal, natural, and applied sciences. Yet, many areas of human inquiry require by their very nature, an interdisciplinary approach. At Seton Hall University, in the context of the Core Curriculum for undergraduate studies, serious efforts are underway to bring the sciences into dialogue with the wider Catholic intellectual tradition. By fostering a healthy exchange between philosophy, theology, mathematics, computing, and the natural sciences, upperclassmen have been able to explore topics of great personal interest and draw significant connections from content learned in diverse fields of their education. Opportunities exist to extend and adapt this approach to other university settings internationally.
Offered as a major, minor or certificate, the Catholic Studies program explores the relationship between the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and all areas of culture and learning. From business to medicine, sociology to sports management, Catholic Studies is the perfect complement to any program of study. But you don't have to take our word for it! Here's how some of our current students and alumni are applying their Catholic Studies education to a wide range of programs and careers.
As part of its mission, ACCU assists its members in fostering a vibrant Catholic identity within their institutions. This information about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition is designed to assist administrators, faculty, staff, students, and anyone interested in the tradition that underlies our colleges and universities. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition invites us out of isolation and into a community.