Stanisław Pyszka

The Evolution of Catholic Social Teaching in the Years 1891-2002

10 - 2005, pages 129–148
Date of online publication: 15 June 2015
Date of publication: 01 November 2005


This article discusses Catholic social teaching and the evolution it underwent from the time of Leo XIII to that of John Paul II. The main structural changes in it have taken place in the 2nd half of the 20th century. This involved a transfer of emphasis from "intrasystemic" to global perspectives. With respect to such teaching, the author notes three problems: the importance of the current curriculum, the general usefulness of Catholic social teaching for solving the problems of the modern world, and its legitimacy.


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Pyszka, Stanisław. “The Evolution of Catholic Social Teaching in the Years 1891-2002.” Forum Philosophicum 10 (2005): 129–148. doi:10.5840/forphil20051017.