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Social Movements - Socialism
(2,172 words)

Part of Social Movements:

1. Social Problems

2. Socialism

3. Christian Social Movement

4. Christian Social Doctrine

5. Social Work

Socialism is the collective name for a multitude of systems and movements critical of existing society. All of them, it is fair to say, attach as much importance to man’s social nature as to his individuality, oppose his self-centredness, emphasize his duties, as a member of the community, towards his fellows and particularly towards the various social bodies to which he belongs. In thi…

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Oswald von Nell-Breuning, “Social Movements - Socialism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 09 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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