Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition
Capizzi, Joseph E., Journal of Church and State
Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition. By Donald J. Dietrich. Piscataway and London: Transaction Publishers, 2007. 234pp. $59.95.
Especially during its early chapters, Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition seems a misleading title for the books subject, dealt with such care, depth, and sophistication by Dietrich. The author situates the book in a stream of religious and political ethics consciously to show the narrative quality of certain ethical commitments. Thus, following the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, Mark Johnson, Jim Cheney, and others, the book describes the historical narrative out of which emerged the contemporary Catholic commitment to human rights; in particular, …
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Publication information: Article title: Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition. Contributors: Capizzi, Joseph E. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 50. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 353+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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