Economic Justice   -     By: John A. Ryan, Harlan R. Beckley
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Economic Justice

Westminster John Knox Press / 1996 / Paperback

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During the first half of the twentieth century, John A. Ryan advocated minimum wage legislation and child labor restrictions and was very much involved in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. More closely connected with the makers of national economic policy as a Catholic moral theologian than his better-known Protestant contemporaries. Walter Rauschenbusch and Reinhold Niebuhr, his influence has been extensive in American public policy. This volume brings to readers pertinent selections from Ryan's classic works. It will be particularly relevant to today's readers concerned about the place of religious faith in economic policy.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664256600
ISBN-13: 9780664256609
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Series: Library of Theological Ethics

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During the first half of the twentieth century, John A. Ryan developed and promoted moral arguments for reforming the economy of the United States. He was an advocate of minimum wage legislation and child labor restrictions, and he was very much involved in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Closely connected with lawmakers, Ryan's influence has been extensive in American public policy. This volume brings to readers pertinent selections from Ryan's classic works. It will be particularly relevant to today's readers concerned about the place of religious faith in economic policy.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Author Bio

John A. Ryanwas Professor of Moral Theology and Industrial Ethics at The Catholic University in Washington, D. C. He was the founding Director of the Social Action Department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference andthe author numerous books and articles.

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