The Human Person, Economics & Catholic Social Thought

Apr 3, 2014
International House at the University of Chicago
1414 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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“The current financial crisis can make us overlook the 
fact that it originated in a profound human crisis: 
the denial of the primacy of the human person!”
– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

The human person is a contested terrain. Within the fields of Economics and Catholic Social Thought, each maintain distinct conceptions of and emphases on the human person that impact their respective diagnoses of contemporary crises and proposed solutions. Drawing together economists, bishops and scholars, this symposium will explore fundamental convergences and divergences in the conception of the human person in Economics and Catholic Social Thought.

This program is part of the Lumen Christi Institute’s Sixth Annual Conference in Economics and Catholic Social Thought, a continuing exchange between research economists, bishops, and scholars.

Co-sponsored by the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, The International House Global Voices Program, The Seng Foundation Program for Market-Based Programs and Catholic Values, & The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame.