Entrepreneurship in the Catholic Tradition by Anthony G. Percy

By Anthony G. Percy

Entrepreneurship within the Catholic culture is a theological and ancient exploration of the therapy of entrepreneurship, company, and trade within the instructing of the Roman Catholic Church. relocating from Scriptural exegesis to trendy papal social encyclicals, Anthony G. Percy exhibits how Catholic educating had built profound insights into the final word that means of entrepreneurship and trade and invested it with theological, philosophical, and financial that means that surpasses many traditional non secular and secular interpretations. Entrepreneurship is illustrated as being as a lot a possible contributor to all-round imperative human flourishing because it is to fiscal development and improvement. during this feel, Entrepreneurship within the Catholic culture demanding situations the stereotype of the Catholic Church having a unfavorable view of monetary liberty and the associations that increase its productiveness. in its place we find a practice during which first millennium theologians, medieval scholastics, and smooth Catholic thinkers have suggestion heavily and at size in regards to the personality of unfastened firm and its ethical and advertisement value.

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28 Concealed valuable objects as a metaphor for soul hidden in the body. 6 Christ’s polymorphic appearances, union with Christ. 43 The ‘gospels’ from Nag Hammadi formed by an editor who excerpted material from existing texts that had a congenial theological outlook. Others have not been quite so negative in their assessment of the structuring of material in the Gospel of Philip. It has been helpfully noted that modern assumptions concerning the ‘flow’ and structure of a literary text should not be applied uncritically to ancient documents.

It is interesting to note that baptism, while not totally disparaged, is seen as only the first phase of Christian initiation. There appears to be an implicit criticism of emergent orthodoxy’s position that baptism was the only entrance rite required to become a Christian. Jesus kisses Mary Magdalene One aspect of the Gospel of Philip that has been unduly sensationalized is the scene where Jesus kisses Mary. This broken passage can be translated into English in the following manner to highlight the gaps in the text: [ .

Thom. 1). The very fact that this opening saying does not explicitly identify the subject as Jesus lends weight to the suggestion that this is an editorial comment addressed to the readers, instructing them what they must do. However, the 32 The ‘gospels’ from Nag Hammadi 7. The end of the text of the Gospel of Thomas. As is common with ancient documents, the title is written at the end of the text. The Coptic script reads ‘The Gospel of Thomas’ 33 The Apocryphal Gospels means of finding the interpretation of the ‘words’ that follow is not stated.

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