Enacting Catholic Social Tradition: The Deep Practice of Human Dignity - Orbis Books


Pages: 248

Binding: Softcover

Enacting Catholic Social Tradition: The Deep Practice of Human Dignity

By: Clemens Sedmak
  • $35.00


Catholic Media Association Award Winner

“A rich discussion of how we can move from the principles of Catholic Social Tradition to lives concretely shaped by this tradition. Sedmak helps us see how to live out Catholic Social Thought in challenging concrete situations and how to shed light from this tradition on challenges that are genuinely new. An innovative reflection on how to translate principles into action.” —David Hollenbach, SJ, Georgetown University

 “A refreshingly profound dive into the Christ-centered spirituality of Catholic Social Tradition, anchored in the deep practice of human dignity. Engaging in its raw concreteness, Sedmak’s imaginative approach to Catholic Social Tradition provides an indispensable guide for translating, enacting, and applying its Gospel-based principles and therapeutic properties to complex and unsettling realities of our times.” —Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, President, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

“Pope Francis’s pontificate drew new attention to Catholic social tradition, thought, and teaching. In light of the testimony offered by modern-day prophets like Oscar Romero and Dorothy Day, Sedmak’s book provides essential and timely clarifications and criteria for the application of CST in the world and in the Church of today, with crucial attention to the pastoral and practical dimensions.” —Massimo Faggioli, author, The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis

Clemens Sedmak is professor of social ethics and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His recent books include A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy (Orbis); The Capacity to Be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength (Brill); and The Practice of Human Development and Dignity (with Paolo Carozza, University of Notre Dame Press, 2020). 



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