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Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action (Come & See Series) Paperback – June 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1580510462 ISBN-10: 1580510469 Edition: 0th

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Sheed & Ward (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580510469
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580510462
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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[A] splendid little book. Massaro achieves his aims well in this very readable resource, useful not only for the general Catholic population, but also for Church leaders, educators, and activists. (New Theology Review)

[A] splendid little book. Massaro achieves his aims well in this very readable resource, useful not only for the general Catholic population, but also for Church leaders, educators, and activists..... (New Theology Review)

About the Author

Thomas Massaro, S.J., is Professor of Moral Theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He has a doctorate from Emory University, and is the author of numerous articles and Catholic Social Teaching and United States Welfare Reform.

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Father Thomas Massaro is a Jesuit priest of the New England Province who is dean of Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, a graduate school of theology located in Berkeley, California. Immediately before becoming dean, he was professor of moral theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He taught for eleven years at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge before coming to Boston College in 2008. He holds a doctorate from Emory University in Christian social ethics, three masters degrees in philosophy and theology, and a bachelors degree from Amherst College.

His work in Christian social ethics draws upon wide-ranging studies in political science, economics, philosophy and theology. Among the topics his books, articles and lectures have addressed in recent years are welfare reform, globalization, peacemaking, environmental concern, and the ethics of voting and patriotism. He enjoys speaking at academic conferences, diocesan workshops and parish settings on topics of social justice and civic responsibility.

Fr. Massaro's teaching interests include Catholic social ethics, theories of economic justice, sociology of religion and the history of Christian political thought. His research focuses on how Catholic social teaching can contribute to a constructive consensus on responsible public policies.

Besides writing and teaching courses on Catholic social teaching, religion in public life and ethical dimensions of the economy, Father Massaro seeks to maintain a commitment to hand-on social activism. He recently completed a term on the Peace Commission of the City of Cambridge and is a founding member of the steering committee of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice.

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kolakowski on April 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
In the preface, Thomas Massaro says that this book is intended to fill a gap. As a seminary professor, he could find no single book that provides an adequate overview of the Roman Catholic Church's teachings on how its members should interact with the larger secular society around them. This is what he means by the Church's "social teaching."
Sheed & Ward's "Come & See" series is aimed at general readers who want succinct, plain-English synopses of Catholic doctrine. They tapped Massaro not only as a subject matter expert, but as a top-notch homilist and writer who can reach a general audience with clarity, humor and insight. We now have the handy summary that he was looking for all these years.
The book explores the underpinnings of Catholic social thought (the influence of scripture, tradition, reason and experience), its evolution over the centuries (he places particular emphasis on papal encyclicals and other key documents since the late 19th century) and the major issues being grappled with today. He does a particularly fine job in discussing one age-old question: whether believers should withdraw from the larger society to escape its corrupting influences (as some groups such as the Amish do), or whether they should be engaged with it, attempting to reform it (but with the added issue of how they should compromise with people who have differing sets of beliefs). Throughout, he does a masterful job of pointing out ambiguities and contrasting viewpoints.
For the sake of full disclosure (the only ethical course), I must inform you that the author had asked me to review his first draft. So, I may be a bit prejudiced in my opinion. Nonetheless, trust me when I say that the pages issued forth from his keyboard pretty much as a finished product. He writes that well.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Peter Gathje on April 23, 2001
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In a very clear and easy to read style, Thomas Massaro gives a summary and explanation of the major principles of Catholic social teaching. This would make an excellent text in an introduction to Catholic social ethics course, or in a parish study group. One of the strengths of the book is his use of examples to illustrate how the various principles can help people think through what is the just response, both personally and in terms of the larger society, to a variety of social issues.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kolakowski on April 27, 2000
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In the preface, Thomas Massaro says that this book is intended to fill a gap. As a seminary professor, he could find no single book that provides an adequate overview of the Roman Catholic Church's teachings on how its members should interact with the larger secular society around them. This is what he means by the Church's "social teaching."
Sheed & Ward's "Come & See" series is aimed at general readers who want succinct, plain-English synopses of Catholic doctrine. They tapped Massaro not only as a subject matter expert, but as a top-notch homilist and writer who can reach a general audience with clarity, humor and insight. We now have the handy summary that he was looking for all these years.
The book explores the underpinnings of Catholic social thought (the influence of scripture, tradition, reason and experience), its evolution over the centuries (he places particular emphasis on papal encyclicals and other key documents since the late 19th century) and the major issues being grappled with today. He does a particularly fine job in discussing one age-old question: whether believers should withdraw from the larger society to escape its corrupting influences (as some groups such as the Amish do), or whether they should be engaged with it, attempting to reform it (but with the added issue of how they should compromise with people who have differing sets of beliefs). Throughout, he does a masterful job of pointing out ambiguities and contrasting viewpoints.
For the sake of full disclosure (the only ethical course), I must inform you that the author had asked me to review his first draft with an eye towards how easy they were for the general reader to follow. So, I may be a bit prejudiced in my opinion. Nonetheless, trust me when I say that the pages issued forth from his keyboard pretty much as a finished product. He writes that well.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By RJ Buck on April 28, 2005
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I love this little book. I would not only fully echo what others have said below about this being an unusually readable, accessible introduction to Catholic Social Teaching, I would add that it's just lovely. The author, I feel, radiates, a palpable human goodness that was very moving for me.

I think its treatment of the evolving history of Catholic Social Thinking, the way it pinpoints the core themes and documents, and its insights into the future are particularly excellent. But the whole book is really wonderful. Massaro is simply a very good teacher who can orient people to the basics in a particularly constructive way.

Deserves to be widely read and is so approachable that I wish it could find its way into the hands of non-Catholics. Even many non-religious people, I suspect, would find it very helpful in clarifying their ethical and social thinking - and might well be surprised by the rigorous, painstaking thought the Catholic Church has done over the last century or so regarding many social evils and how to address them in human way.

I am also impressed by the way Massaro's writing lacks the angry polemic that characterises some writing on these themes - either towards the Church's purported failures or that of the world's. Polemic helps no one - the kind of abundant charity, conscience and clarity here is far more effective. So - bravo, Father Massoro! Yes, as our world threatens to tilt into an increasingly brutal capitalism, yours is voice of very needed, very human compassion and clarity.
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