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THEO 3557 Catholicism & Social Responsibility (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the tradition of Catholic social thought and in its theoretical and lived forms. It probes the theological and moral foundations of social responsibility and the relationships between the church and civil society. It investigates the implications of the tradition’s core commitments (including human rights, solidarity, the option for the poor, liberation, the common good) for contemporary questions of justice. It attends to the ways structural inequalities and harmful ideologies impact the course’s applied ethics topics (e.g., racialized violence, migration, labor rights, and food justice). Finally it considers growing edges of the tradition in need of development.

Instructor(s): Kristin Heyer

Prerequisites: Must have completed Theology Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17