Bookshelf: Too Many Books Cross Our Desk to Review Them All. What Follows Is a List of New Books That Bear Noting
American Catholic Lay Groups and Transatlantic Social Reform in the Progressive Era by Deirdre M. Moloney. (University of North Carolina Press, 2002, 267 pp.)
Drawing on the activities of lay Catholic social reformers between 1880 to 1925, Moloney provides a keen analysis of the impact of class, gender and ethnic identity on the reformers' goals and accomplishments.
Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis by Charles E. Curran. (Georgetown University Press, 2002, 261 pp.)
Curran closely investigates the methodology and content of Catholic social teaching, beginning with Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical Rerum novarum and continuing through letters published by the US Catholic bishops in the 1980s. Using this historical approach, Curran identifies the prevailing trends, the logical disconnects, and the current shortcomings in Catholic social teachings.
Fierce Legions of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaign and Campaigners by Linda Rabben. (Quixote Center, 2002, 251pp.)
Written by a human rights activist with Amnesty International, Fierce Legion of Friends traces the development of human rights campaigns involving millions of people around the world over the past two centuries. It recounts the stories of long forgotten campaigns and campaigners and surveys the development of the international human rights movement over the past 40 years.
Now is the Time---Women's Ordination Worldwide: First International Conference--Text and Context edited by Eamonn McCarthy. (BASIC, 2002, 112pp.)
This book contains the conference papers and resolutions from the first international Women's Ordination Worldwide onference held in Dublin, Ireland June 29-July 1, 2001, as well as an evaluation chapter and reflections from around the world about the conference. The book also contains a directory listing international organizations and contacts for the women's ordination movement. …