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  • • Constantine’s Toleration to State religion• French revolution• Industrial revolution• Karl Marx• Catholic Social Teachings
  •  Christianity was a persecuted religion under the Roman empire Some time later, Constantine would challenge Maxentius for control of the empire
  •  After emerging victorious in the battle at Milvian Bridge, Constantine showed preference towards the Christians As emperor of the Roman Empire, he issued the edict of Milan in 313, tolerating Christianity
  •  Constantine gave palaces to become churches (e.g. Lateran Cathedral) Theodosius I made Christianity the official state religion
  •  Christianity usurped every political and social office which had been in the hands of the pagan priestly and State administration Church became identified with the State and vice versa
  • ♖ a revolt against the abuses of the state and church ♖ led to a radical secularization of both the Church and societyLiberty, Fraternity, Equality
  • "Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be based onlyon common utility."Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
  • The rise of the machines Brought about rapid developments Efficiency is the name of the gameIndustrial Revolution
  • reduced man to a cog in the machine DEHUMANIZED PERSON displaced by the machinesIndustrial Revolution
  • •Reacted against the dehumanization of the person-worker •Saw a victory of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie“from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs”
  • “Religion is the opium of the people.”
  • focus Making the Gospel responsive toDignity of the the challengeshuman person of the timeand hisinalienablerights
  • Stage One: Rerum Novarum (1891) Quadragesimo Anno (1931)Problem posedby the Industrial RevolutionIssues: role of government in society and in the economy right of laborers to organize principle of just wage Christian critique of both socialism and capitalism
  • Stage Two: MM (1961); PT (1963); PP (1967); GS (1965);Problem posed JW (1971) by the World War IIIssues: political and juridical organization of the international community demands of international social justice in international economic policy warfare in a nuclear age
  • Stage Three: OA (1971); EN (1975); RH (1979); LE (1981);Challenges of the SRS (1988); CA (1991)changes brought by technology Issues: how postindustrial societies have been transformed by technology and its effects, especially in the area of communications and mobility how postindustrial and developing societies are related internationally
  • Some Modern Catholic Social Teaching1891 Rerum Novarum Leo XIII1931 Quadragesimo Anno Pius XI1961 Mater et Magistra John XXIII1963 Pacem in Terris John XXIII1965 Gaudium et Spes Vatican II1967 Populorum Progressio Paul VI1971 Octogesima Adveniens Paul VI1971 Justice in the World Synod of Bishops1975 Evangelii Nuntiandi Paul VI1979 Redemptor Hominis John Paul II1981 Laborem Exercens John Paul II1988 Sollicitudo Rei Socialis John Paul II1991 Centessimus Annus John Paul II1995 Evangelium Vitae John Paul II2009 Caritas in veritate Benedict XVI
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