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dc.contributor.authorGlendon, Mary Ann Ann
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-30T13:56:16Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMary Ann Glendon, The Influence of Catholic Social Doctrine on Human Rights, 10 J. Cath. Soc. Thought 1 (2013).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1548-0712en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10898953
dc.description.abstractIn the history of Catholic social doctrine, surely one of the most important developments has been the Church’s assimilation of what Pope Benedict XVI has called the ‘true conquests of the Enlightenment’.1 Nowhere is that phenomenon more striking than in the extent to which Catholic social doctrine has appropriated, and even championed, human rights ideas. The influence of human rights on Catholic social thought – and on the Holy See’s international advocacy – has been widely discussed and debated. What has received less attention is the reciprocal character of that relationship. Hence, my assignment at this session is to initiate some reflection by the members of the Academy on the ways in which Catholic social doctrine has influenced, and might influence in the future, the theory and practice of human rights. In this paper, I propose to trace that influence through five phases: first, in the post-World War II human rights ‘moment’; second, in the Cold War years; third, in the heady days when human rights ideas were among the forces that led to the fall of oppressive regimes in South Africa and Eastern Europe; fourth, in the contests over meaning, interpretation and implementation that intensified in the 1990s; and finally in the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI whose 2008 speech at the UN contained several pointed warnings about the future direction of the human rights movement.en_US
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dc.titleThe Influence of Catholic Social Doctrine on Human Rightsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Catholic Social Thoughten_US
dash.depositing.authorGlendon, Mary Ann Ann
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dc.identifier.doi10.5840/jcathsoc20131015
workflow.legacycommentsDOI: 10.5840/jcathsoc20131015 behind paywall. Linked to publication of The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 15: Catholic Social Doctrine and Human Rights.en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedGlendon, Mary Ann


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