The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life


The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life


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The True Wealth of Nations arises from the conviction that implementing a morally adequate vision of the economy will generate sustainable prosperity for all. It sets forth the beginnings of an architecture of analysis for relating economic life and Christian faith-intellectually and experientially-and helps social scientists, theologians, and all persons of faith to appreciate the true wealth of any nation.

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Arts and Humanities | Catholic Studies | Christianity | Economics | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Sociology of Religion



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The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life