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Social Movements - Christian Social Movement
(3,302 words)

Part of Social Movements:

1. Social Problems

2. Socialism

3. Christian Social Movement

4. Christian Social Doctrine

5. Social Work

The Christian social movement is a recent development, social problems in the modern sense having come to light very late in the course of human history. Aristotle called man a ζῶον πολιτιϰόν, which is generally translated ens sociale. But in fact he and his successors for the next two thousand years recognized only the societas politica. For them society and the State were identical. O…

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Oswald von Nell-Breuning, “Social Movements - Christian Social Movement”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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