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Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought and the Economy

Matthew A. Shadle


Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought and the Economy traces the history of Catholic thinking about economic life from the Second World War to the present, from the perspective of a “theology of interruption.” God interrupts history through the Incarnation and the continued mission of the church, but in an increasingly pluralist society, Christians must learn to see God’s presence in the religious other and in the poor and vulnerable, as well. Faithful to God’s call, the church’s social teaching provides a way for Christians to interrupt capitalism, to live out economic life faithfu ... More

Keywords: interruption, capitalism, Catholic social teaching, communitarianism, economy, critical realism, institutional economics, Catholic social thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190660130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190660130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew A. Shadle, author
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Marymount University