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Catholic Social Teaching
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I. Assumptions – II. Catholic Social Teaching until Vatican II – III. Catholic Social Teaching since Vatican II – IV. Fundamental Concepts

In the narrower sense, Catholic social teaching is the church's social teaching as expressed in texts issued by the teaching office; in the broader sense, it is their development in social ethics as a theological discipline.

I. Assumptions

The social questi…

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Anzenbacher, Arno, “Catholic Social Teaching”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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