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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
February 1st, 2014 by Joel Watts

@BSHistory77 and Catholic Capitalism?

In recent months a lot of interest has been generated in the pronouncements of the (relatively) new head of the Catholic Church, in relation to social and economic matters.  Given that 99% of us have been affected by the economic crash over the past several years to some degree, it is fair to say that Pope Francis’ public statements have generated some interest among people outside of that faith, and indeed of no faith.  This has led me to wonder about the ambiguous relationship the Catholic Church has had with the capitalist system which has been the dominant system in our world over the previous couple of centuries.

via In Light of Weber’s ‘Protestant Ethic’, has there been a Catholic ethic relating to the Spirit of capitalism? | bshephistory’s Blog.

Give it a read…

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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