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Made in God's Image: The Catholic Vision of Human Dignity

Paulist Press
Place of Publication: 
Mahwah, NJ

The Catholic Church in its social teaching has consistently rooted its mission in the dignity of the person created in the image of God. In this collection of essays, readers will find a searching examination of the meaning of human dignity and contemporary threats to the dignity of persons. For three years Catholic scholars from various disciplines participated in a seminar on human dignity. The fruits of their sustained and wide-ranging conversation are presented in these essays, which feature perspectives from the Bible, history, theology, philosophy, comparative religions, and ethics. Ideal for courses on religion and social issues or adult education groups studying the relationship of belief and social engagement, the essays in this work will help educated readers as well as those in ministry who wish to explore how the gospel command to find Christ in the imprisoned and impoverished may express itself in their own lives. Contributors: o James P. Scullion, O.F.M. o James S. Dalton o Ron Di Santo o Edward Foley, Capuchin o Patricia Lamoureux o Robert J. Wister + (Publisher)