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Catholic political thought: what can evangelicals learn?

Jonathan Chaplin
Transformation
Vol. 14, No. 3, Towards an Evangelical Political Philosophy (July/September 1997), pp. 10-14
Published by: Sage Publications, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43070215
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Abstract

Evangelicals have neglected the tradition of Catholic social teaching to their loss. There is much to learn from the political aspects of that teaching; in particular the concepts of political authority, democracy, constitutionalism, the common good, subsidiarity and political economy found in post-Vatical II papal encyclicals. Catholic political thought contains profoundly valuable resources which evangelicals should critically appropriate as they make their own contribution to the development of a global, ecunemical vision of politics and society for the contemporary world.

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