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The Bishops' Pastoral Letter and the Poverty Problem: Early Vs. Contemporary Concerns and Doctrines

Bruce J. Malina (Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Thomas O. Nitsch (Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Humanomics

ISSN: 0828-8666

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

I. Introduction In their recent pastoral letter, the Catholic bishops of this country have reputedly taken a new approach in rooting their moral imperatives in the Bible. As opposed to the established, official convention of “proof‐texting”, the US bishops focus on certain biblical themes which presumably “speak to” contemporary issues and problems. Chief among these is the so‐called “preferential option for the poor”, which is attributed to both the Old and New Testaments and early Church (Christianity).

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Malina, B.J. and Nitsch, T.O. (1991), "The Bishops' Pastoral Letter and the Poverty Problem: Early Vs. Contemporary Concerns and Doctrines", Humanomics, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 40-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb006115

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