A Unit 2: Contents

Historical Background

and Main Principles of CST

2.1            THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF CST: A VERY BRIEF OUTLINE

2.1.1            Introduction to Unit 2

2.1.2            From Christian division to a new search for knowledge

2.1.3            The emergence of industrial capitalism

2.1.4            Arguments for and against liberal capitalism

2.1.5            The publication of Rerum Novarum

2.2            PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

2.2.1            Introduction

2.2.2            ‘The priority of labour over capital’

2.2.3            Men and women as created ‘in the image of God’

2.2.4            Human dignity

2.2.5            Duties and rights

2.2.6            Questions for discussion half way through unit

2.2.7            The common good

2.2.8            Jacques Maritain

2.2.9            ‘Integral human development’ and ‘natural law’

2.2.10          Four other principles of CST

2.3            HOW TO ENGAGE WITH CST

2.3.1            ‘See, judge, act’

2.3.2            Using the ‘pastoral spiral’ in study of this module

2.3.3            Concluding exercise: CST in national life

2.3.4            Review and discussion of Unit 2

2.4            COMMENTS ON UNIT 2

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