At a glance:
- Author: Karol Jozef Wojtyła
- First Published: 1991
- Genres: Nonfiction, Didactic literature, Religion and spirituality
- Subjects: Justice, Social action, Communism or communists, Social issues, Religion, Christianity, Capitalism, Catholics or Catholic Church, Work or workers, Popes or papacy, Morality or morals
Cenetisimus Annus (on the hundredth anniversary), the ninth encyclical of John Paul II’s pontificate and his third social encyclical, was written on the one hundredth anniversary of Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891). It examines the role of the state and the economy from the perspective of Catholic moral theology.
In the brief introduction, John Paul II indicates he will look back to Rerum Novarum and forward to prospects for the future. In the first chapter of six, John Paul affirms Leo XIII’s teachings that there should be rights...
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