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JP9471 Catholic Social Teaching in a secular context

This subject explores Catholic Social Teaching, focusing both on key systematic features as well as their dynamic relation to current social and political contexts. Emphasis is placed on relating the theological foregrounding of the teaching to the natural law language that often colours its articulation. Particular attention is paid to the conflicts that arise when Catholic Social Teaching comes into contact with the prevailing liberal secular context. Students will be equipped with a body of this knowledge which will enable them to undertake professional work in the field and serve as a basis for further learning.