[SP3426]  History of Christian Social Thought – modern period

Semester II
monday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: ALFORD, Helen
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Cycle: I, II, III
Semester II
monday 10:30 - 12:15


  • Introduction; the context of the “Revolutions”; Lammenais and the Founding of Belgium
  • An overview of Christian social thought in the 19th century, with a special focus on Rosmini and von Ketteler
  • The beginnings of the “Catholic Movement”; the thought of Toniolo
  • The First World War; the “Appello” of the “Partito Poplare Italiano”; the figure of Ceslaus Rutten;
  • The 1920s and 1930s; Franziskus Stratmann and the peace movements
  • Corporativism
  • Maritain, Mounier, and the personalist movement
  • Christian Democracy
  • The beginning of the European Union; the thought of L. J. Lebret and development
  • Theology of Liberation: G. Gutierrez
  • The Economic thought of A. F. Utz
  • Neoconservative thought; the ecology of Dominican sisters and the ecological thought of J. Kureethadam