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Social Justice and Competing Visions of the Common Good

Social Justice and Competing Visions of the Common Good R e- considerations Historical (and often neglected) texts in the Catholic intellectual tradition with contemporary comment and reflection Robert G. K ennedy Social Justice and Competing Visions of the Common Good In 1959, two French Jesuits, Jean-Yves Calvez and Jacques Perrin published a masterful survey of the Church’s teaching on economic issues, covering the papacies from Leo XIII through Pius XII. The original French title was Église et société économique (“The Church and Economic Society”) but the American publisher somewhat mislead- ingly titled the translation The Church and Social Justice. The essays we reproduce here appeared as appendices in the original volume, but they were curiously omitted from the American translation pub- lished in 1961, even though they constituted the principal discussion of social justice in the text. Calvez and Perrin were prompted to write their essays by the con- fusion caused some thirty years earlier by a papal document. In 1931, l o g o s 22 :2 s p r i n g 2019 reconsiderations 107 in the midst of the Great Depression, Pope Pius XI published Quadra- gesimo Anno, a major encyclical letter on economic questions. In the letter the pope introduced some new language and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Logos: Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture

Social Justice and Competing Visions of the Common Good

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Abstract

R e- considerations Historical (and often neglected) texts in the Catholic intellectual tradition with contemporary comment and reflection Robert G. K ennedy Social Justice and Competing Visions of the Common Good In 1959, two French Jesuits, Jean-Yves Calvez and Jacques Perrin published a masterful survey of the Church’s teaching on economic issues, covering the papacies from Leo XIII through Pius XII. The original French title was Église et société économique (“The Church and Economic Society”) but the American publisher somewhat mislead- ingly titled the translation The Church and Social Justice. The essays we reproduce here appeared as appendices in the original volume, but they were curiously omitted from the American translation pub- lished in 1961, even though they constituted the principal discussion of social justice in the text. Calvez and Perrin were prompted to write their essays by the con- fusion caused some thirty years earlier by a papal document. In 1931, l o g o s 22 :2 s p r i n g 2019 reconsiderations 107 in the midst of the Great Depression, Pope Pius XI published Quadra- gesimo Anno, a major encyclical letter on economic questions. In the letter the pope introduced some new language and

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Published: Mar 21, 2019

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