Human Rights in a Divided World: Catholicism as a Living Tradition

Author: David Hollenbach

July 1, 2024

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the challenges to human rights, suggesting that today’s global realities call for important developments rooted in Catholic ethics. This work of theological social ethics draws on a range of disciplines to address the question of whether human rights remain valid as universal standards for action in a multicultural, religiously pluralistic, and economically unequal world. It applies the proposed understanding of human rights to debated issues of today, including religious freedom, the rights of refugees, economic rights in the face of significant inequality, and the rights of women. It also offers a clear path forward for the Church and for all who are working to advance human rights. This book was published by Georgetown University Press in July 2024 and written by Senior Fellow Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J.

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