The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI's Social Encyclical and the Future of Political Economy

The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI's Social Encyclical and the Future of Political Economy

By: Adrian Pabst (editor)Paperback

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The current economic crisis stems from a deeper crisis of cultural imagination and civilisational ethics: here is the starting point of this collection of essays which draw a new political economy facing the crisis of Western civilization. This book gathers together a range of audacious and provocative readings of Caritas in Veritate, the first papal encyclical that addresses issues immediately relevant for politic, economic, and social theory. These readings embody the kind of fruitful dialogue Pope Benedict XVI wanted to generate with his radical discourse for an alternative political economy.

About Author

Adrian Pabst is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent, UK, and teaches political economy at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po), France. He is the author of Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy (2012).


Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: Christianity and Capitalism 1 A Real Third Way / John Milbank 2 A Tale of a Duck-Billed Platypus Called Benedict and His Gold and Red Crayons / Tracey Rowland PART II: Christianity and Socialism 3 'We Communists of the Old School' / Eugene McCarraher 4 Beyond the Culture of Cutthroat Competition / Mark and Louise Zwick PART III: Civil and Political Economy 5 Fraternity, Gift, and Reciprocity in Caritas in Veritate / Stefano Zamagni 6 The Paradoxical Nature of the Good / Adrian Pabst PART IV: Caritas in Veritate and Traditions of Christian Social Teaching 7 The Anthropological Unity of Caritas in Veritate / David L. Schindler 8 Integralism and Gift Exchange in the Anglican Social Tradition, or Avoiding Niebuhr in Ecclesiastical Drag / John Hughes PART V: Distributism and Alternative Economies 9 Common Life / Jon Cruddas MP and Jonathan Rutherford 10 Equity and Equilibrium / John Medaille Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780227680162
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780227680162
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0227680162

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