This session examines the modern foundations of Christian social thought in two major traditions: Reformed and Roman Catholic. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Dutch Calvinist churchman and statesman Abraham Kuyper and Pope Leo XIII published significant texts that set the stage for the next century and beyond of Christian social reflection. Ranging from principles like solidarity and subsidiarity, to sphere sovereignty and stewardship, these thinkers spoke insightfully to their own times, and provide significant guidance to our own reflection today.
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Senior Research Fellow and Director of Publishing, Acton Institute