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Title: Patristic Social Thought and Contemporary Christian Social Thought: Some Hermeneutical Models for a Dialogue
Authors: Matz, Brian; S0167832
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2009
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments v
Abbreviations vii
List of Tables viii
Bibliography ix
Introduction xl

Chapter 1. Patristic Sources and Catholic Social Teaching
I. Overview of the Study 3
II. Six Problem Areas 5
A. (In-)Frequency of use 5
B. Context Oversight 11
C. Context Mismatch 12
D. (Mis-)Quotation 14
E. Patristic sources not socio-ethical sources 17
F. Uneven contribution to CST rhetoric 18
III. A New Vision for CST 21
IV. Chapter Summary 23

Chapter 2. Survey of Patristic Social Thought
I. Studying Patristic Social Thought 25
II. Major Themes in Patristic Social Thought 33
A. Common Good 34
1. Common Good in the Greek and Roman Context 35
2. Common Good in Christian Teaching and Its Context 38
3. Review of the Secondary Literature on the Common Good 42
B. Private Property 44
1. Private Property in the Greek and Roman Context 44
2. Private Property in Christian Teaching and Its Context 48
3. Review of the Secondary Literature on Private Property 54
C. The Poor 59
1. The Poor in the Greek and Roman Context 59
2. The Poor in Christian Teaching and Its Context 62
3. Review of the Secondary Literature on the Poor 66
III. Chapter Summary 68

Chapter 3. Application of an “Authorial Intent” Model
I. Survey of the “Authorial Intent” Model 69
II. Application of the Model to Asterius of Amasea’s Homily 1 76
A. Date and Setting of the homily 77
B. Summary of the Homily 77
1. Homily 1.1 77
2. Homily 1.2-5 78
3. Homily 1.6-8 80
4. Homily 1.9-12 82
C. Social Thought of the Homily 84
D. Summary 90
III. Application of the Model to Jerome’s Homily 86 90
A. Date and Setting of the homily 91
B. Summary of the Homily 92
1. Homily 86.1-57 92
2. Homily 86.58-138 94
3. Homily 86.139-231 96
4. Homily 86.232-327 98
C. Social Thought of the Homily 99
D. Summary 102
IV. Chapter Summary 103

Chapter 4. Application of a “Distanciation” Model
I. Survey of the “Distanciation” Model 105
II. Application of the Model to Asterius of Amasea’s Homily 1 116
III. Application of the Model to Jerome’s Homily 86 121
IV. Chapter Summary 129

Chapter 5. Application of the “Normativity of the Future” Model
I. Survey of the Normativity of the Future Model 130
II. Application of the Model to Asterius of Amasea’s Homily 1 136
III. Application of the Model to Jerome’s Homily 86 140
IV. Chapter Summary 146

Chapter 6. Application of a “New Intellectual History” Model
I. Survey of a “New Intellectual History” Model 149
II. Application of the Model to Asterius of Amasea’s Homily 1 156
III. Application of the Model to Jerome’s Homily 86 161
IV. Chapter Summary 165

Chapter 7. Conclusion
I. Review of the Study 168
II. Some Spaces for Dialogue between Patristic and Christian Social Thought 173

Appendices
I. Text of Asterius of Amasea’s Homily 1 A-1
II. Text of Jerome’s Homily 86 A-10
III. Patristic Sources and Catholic Social Teaching: A Forgotten Dimension A-18
A. General Introduction A-18
B. Analysis of the Patristic Source Citations A-25
IV. The Hermeneutic of Detachment from Private Property in Basil of Caesarea’s Homily 6 A-142
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Research Unit of Theological and Comparative Ethics
Research Unit of History of Church and Theology

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