Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas,
Todd David Whitmore, University of Notre Dame
The volumes in the Catholic Social Tradition series aspire to impart the best of the Catholic social tradition has to offer not only to Catholics but to all who face the social issues of our times. The volumes examine a wide variety of issues and problems within the Catholic social tradition and contemporary society, yet they share several characteristics. They are theologically and philosophically grounded, examining the deep structure of thought in modern culture. They are publicly argued, enhancing dialogue with other religious and nonreligious traditions. They are comprehensively engaged by a wide variety of disciplines such as theology, philosophy, political science, economics, history, law, management, and finance. Finally they examine how the Catholic social tradition can be integrated on a practical level and embodied in institutions in which people live much of their lives.
James P. Bailey