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Title: Fratelli Tutti
Subtitle: Seeking the Good in Religious Time
Author(s): WONG, Stephanie M.
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 32    Issue: 1   Date: 2022   
Pages: 11-20
DOI: 10.2143/SID.32.1.3290941

Abstract :
This article calls for explicit attention to the temporal dimension in interreligious reflection on the common good. Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti (2020) urges people to care for others with renewed commitment to the common good and recommends fraternal love and dialogue as a needed remedy for a wide range of social problems. In making the case that we are saved from these socio-spiritual ills not alone but together, Francis employs Christian notions of history and salvation. I argue that any meaningful interreligious reflection must be willing to open up the very concept of common good to comparative reflection, in order to better grasp how the other perceives the problems and possibilities of their time.

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