Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy

By Michael L. Coulter, Stephen M. Krason, Richard S. Myers ’80J.D., and Joseph A. Varacalli (The Scarecrow Press)

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The encyclopedia takes an interdisciplinary approach to the Catholic vision of society in addressing more than 800 topics. The oversize reference tool, with more than a thousand pages, combines theoretical work in multiple scholarly disciplines, perspectives gained from social science and policy issues.

The publishers write: “The book reflects a broad range of Catholic thought that is international in scope, but with an emphasis on the American situation. Its interdisciplinary approach offers insights from a variety of perspectives:
theological, philosophical, historical, economical, sociological, political science, psychological, social services, and law. The work will appeal to individuals who want a clear and accurate introduction to Catholic social thought and a Catholic-informed social science and social policy.”

(October 2007)