This volume is the first of its kind, bringing together adherents of two major schools of thought that have sometimes been in bitter opposition to one another to address critical issues of our time. The dialogue that ensues is often pointed and sometimes contentious, but it offers insights and holds out the prospect of collaborative moral, economic, scholarly and policy collaboration in ways that could yield solutions to some of the key challenges of contemporary society.
* Brings together prominent figures from the schools of Catholic social thought, and the ideas propounded by the great 19th-century social and economic thinker, Henry George * Issues discussed include: natural law, human nature, nature of work, the papal encyclical Rerum Novarum, causes of war, immigration, development and wealth, and neighbourhood revitalization * Demonstrates the benefits of moral, economic, scholarly, and policy collaboration, and how it could yield solutions to some of the key challenges of contemporary society * Offers a timely reminder that recent years have brought the reality of human suffering to light in vivid ways, and that issues of social justice have assumed greater urgency in public discourse
Two Views of Social Justice: A Catholic/Georgist Dialogue Kenneth R. Lord NATURAL LAW Principal Concepts in Henry George s Theory of Natural Law: A Brief Commentary on The Science of Political Economy Francis K. Peddle Natural Law and the Roman Catholic Tradition: The Importance of Philosophical Realism Anthony J. Lisska HUMAN NATURE Human Nature from a Georgist Perspective James Dawsey Human Nature from a Catholic Perspective Joseph Koterski, S.J. NATURE OF WORK Just Reward: The Nature of Work and Its Remuneration in the Economics and Ethics of Henry George Brendan Hennigan Human Work in Catholic Social Thought Daniel Finn RERUM NOVARUM Going My Way? Wending a Way Through the Stumbling Blocks Between Georgism and Catholicism Mason Gaffney A Catholic Response to Henry George s Critique of Pope Leo XIII s Rerum Novarum J. Brian Benestad CAUSES OF WAR Henry George s Perspective on War and Peace Alanna Hartzok Just War: A Catholic Perspective Cui Non Videtur Causa Justa? Margaret Monahan Hogan IMMIGRATION Henry George and Immigration John H. Beck A Little Common Sense: The Ethics of Immigration in Catholic Social Teaching William R. O Neill, S.J.