CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS (3 units)
Eric Marcelo Genilo, SJ
TF 9:00-10:15 am
The course will study the development of the Church’s Social Teaching from Rerum Novarum (1891) to Centesimus Annus (1991). The historical and cultural context of the writing of each document will be discussed, as well as the contribution of each document to the shaping of the Church’s position on social issues. The course will also provide an appreciation of the pastoral application of Catholic social teaching in documents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. Themes in the Church’s social teaching will be discussed such as human dignity, solidarity, common good, participation, subsidiarity, private property, dignity of labor, economic development, peace and disarmament, and option for the poor. Other special topics include capital punishment, just war, and Church ethics.