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The Analogia Communitatis: Leo XIII and the Modern Quest for Fraternity

2016, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Dayton, Theology.
This dissertation examines the social magisterium of Pope Leo XIII as it is developed in the aftermath of the French Revolution and during the nationalizing process of the liberal Italian state. The thesis of the dissertation is that Leo XIII provides Catholic social teaching with a proper vision of human relationship as a mode of analogical participation in the Lord’s goodness. In his own historical context, Leo’s analogical vision of social relations is developed in tension with the nation-state’s proposal of political citizenship as the social relation that relativizes every other relation – most especially one’s ecclesial relation. In our own context, Leo’s analogical vision of social relations stands in tension with the late-modern proposal of consumerism as the social reality that relativizes every other relation – including one’s matrimonial, familial, social, and ecclesial relations.
Kelly Johnson, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Russell Hittinger, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
William Portier, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Jana Bennett, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Michael Carter, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
281 p.

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