RN34 – “The Political Community” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 8 part 1 with Deacon Omar Gutierrez podcast

gutierrez-headEpisode 34- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church”  Chapter 8 – part 1 The Political Community.  What is the biblical basis for this social teaching?  What is the purpose of the political community?  What is the basis for morally legitimate authority?

CHAPTER EIGHT
THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. 
God’s dominion
b. 
Jesus and political authority
c. 
The early Christian communities

II. FOUNDATION AND PURPOSE OF THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY
a. 
Political community, the human person and a people
b. 
Defending and promoting human rights
c. 
Social life based on civil friendship

III. POLITICAL AUTHORITY
a. 
The foundation of political authority
b. 
Authority as moral force

 

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