B Unit 1: Contents


Introduction and Main Principles of CST

1.1           INTRODUCTION

1.1.1           A just and free society?

1.1.2           Doing Module B: practicalities

1.1.3           Learning outcomes for Module B

1.1.4           How much time will it take?

1.1.5           How to make the most of this study

1.1.6           Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

1.2           WHERE CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING COMES FROM

1.2.1           Christian faith: God is love

1.2.2           The Christian gospel: God saves

1.2.3           The Church’s Social Teaching: old and new

1.2.4           Sources of CST: the Bible, reason, tradition and experience

1.2.5           ‘A just and free society’: the parts of CST covered in this module

1.2.6           Questions for discussion half way through the unit

1.3           MAIN PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

1.3.1           Justice

1.3.2           The common good

1.3.3           The common good: two complications

1.3.4           Respect for human dignity

1.3.5           Protection of human freedom

1.3.6           The preferential option for the poor

1.3.7           The principle of subsidiarity

1.3.8           The priority of labour over capital

1.3.9           ‘Integral human development’

1.3.10         CST’s vision: neither ‘collectivist’ nor ‘individualist’

1.3.11         Conclusion: solidarity and its absence

1.4           CONCLUSION

1.4.1           The rest of Module B

1.4.2           Three normative questions about government

1.4.3           Review and discussion of Unit 1

1.5           COMMENTS ON UNIT 1


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