The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Community


The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Community

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Starting where Max Weber's "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" left off, John E. Tropman develops the idea that there is another religious-based ethic permeating society, a Catholic ethic. Where Weber proposed that a Protestant ethic supported the development of capitalism, Tropman argues that there is a Catholic ethic as well, and that it is more caring and community-oriented. Weber's notion of the Protestant ethic has become widely accepted, but until Tropman's work, beginning in the mid-1980s, there had been no discussion of another, religious-based ethic. He suggests that if the Protestant ethic is an "achievement" ethic, the Catholic ethic is a "helping" one. Tropman outlines a Catholic ethic that is distinctive in its sympathy and outreach toward the poor, and in its emphasis on family and community over economic success. This book fully explores the Catholic ethic and its differing focus by using both historical and survey research. It also points to the existence of other religious-based ethics.This clearly written book, employing the tools of both sociology and religious thought, will appeal to a wide audience, including students and scholars in disciplines informed by the influence of religion on politics and on social and economic behavior.

Table of Contents

        Tables and Figures                         xv
Foreword xvii
James V. Denova
Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxi
Introduction The Catholic Ethic: Whys and 1 (10)
PART I The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of 11 (24)
The Catholic Ethic and the Protestant Ethic 13 (12)
The Hidden Ethic 25 (10)
PART II Pillars of the Catholic Ethic 35 (46)
Work and the Catholic Ethic: What Work Means 39 (6)
Money and the Catholic Ethic: What Money Buys 45 (7)
Family and the Catholic Ethic: All in the 52 (6)
Fault-Forgiveness and the Catholic Ethic: I'm 58 (9)
OK, You're OK
Otherworldliness and the Catholic Ethic: 67 (7)
Where Change and Achievement Can Really Matter
Structural Features of the Catholic Ethic 74 (7)
PART III A Cultural and Structural History of 81 (42)
the Catholic Ethic and Community Helping
A Social Values Perspective on the Catholic 87 (16)
Ethic and Community Helping
A Social Structural Perspective on the 103 (20)
Catholic Ethic and Community Helping
PART IV Expressions of the Catholic Ethic: 123 (30)
Public Policy Opinion in Contemporary America
Let the Numbers Do the Talking 125 (28)
PART V The Long View: Past, Present, and Future 153 (98)
Applications of the Catholic Ethic Concept: 157 (18)
Schematics and Prismatics
The Catholic Ethic: Questions and Conclusions 175 (76)
Appendix A Theological Reflections on the 193 (13)
Catholic Ethic---Gregory Baum
Appendix B The Practice of Charity: The 206 (12)
Example of Catholic Charities USA---Thomas
J. Harvey
Appendix C The Cadre Study 218 (13)
Appendix D Social Encyclicals of the 231 (17)
Catholic Church---Gerhard J. Schwab
Appendix E Catholic Sites on the Internet 248 (3)
Notes 251 (16)
Bibliography 267 (18)
Index 285