Uma proposta de renovação social: A caridade cristã como nova matriz civilizacional

Translated title of the contribution: A Proposal for Social Renewal: Christian Charity as a New Civilizational Paradigm

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The revival and reinterpretation of the concept of Christian charity-our dependent variable-is important because of the new significance that, from the past few years, it has gained due to the financial world crisis. In the Church's opinion, this crisis of civilization revalidates it because few like him offer inspiration for the erection of the new social ideal. Our research proposes a diachronic analysis, from the beginning of the Christian era to the XXI century, which will go through many of Church's primary sources, as the Holy Scriptures and the early patristic texts, or even the most recent studies and encyclical documents over the subject. Therefore, we propose a unique and comprehensive revision of charity, questioning it through the relationship with multiple independent variables, whether political, social or economic. We will consider, albeit briefly, the Portuguese case study in order to give a more concrete face to the current validity...
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)41-73
Number of pages33
JournalPLURA, Journal for the Study of Religion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


  • Caridade
  • Igreja católica
  • Crise financeira
  • Crise civilizacional
  • Nova síntese humanista

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