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Title: The Walberberg Circle


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The Walberberg Circle
  • The Social Ethics
  • of the German Dominicans

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Fribourg Union Association of Catholic social
scientists politicians who worked on Rerum
Novarum
  • Albert Maria Weiss
  • 1844-1925
  • Taught in Fribourg
  • Books
  • Liberalismus Christentum
  • Soziale Frage Soziale Ordnung
  • Karl Fürst zu Löwenstein
  • 1834-1921
  • Entered 1908 as Raymundus OP
  • Christian Social Movement
  • Centre Party
  • Katholikentage

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Walberberg Circle
  • 1930s especially postwar
  • Dominicans of socio-ethical socio-political
    influence on wider Christian social movement
  • Walberberg Priory
  • Strategic site between Bonn Köln
  • Housed OP Studium till 1970s
  • Siemer, Welty, Utz, Nawroth, Steinofen
  • Individuals, not a school

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Laurentius Siemer
  • 1888-1958
  • Reforming rector of Vechta Boarding School
  • German Provincial 1932-46
  • Set up Walberberg as centre of CST
  • Oversaw German edition Aquinasworks
  • Vehement distance from Nazi regime
  • Arrested 1935-6
  • joined resistance of Catholic Workers in Köln
  • plot to assassinate Hitler - rest of war in
    hiding
  • 1946 editor of journal Die Neue Ordnung
  • Article The German People Militarism
  • Radio TV appreances, published in So sind wir
    Menschen (This is how we are)

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Eberhard Welty
  • 1902-1965
  • Walberberg lecturer in ethics moral theology
  • Köln doctorate in political science 1935
  • Worked on German edition of Aquinas
  • With Siemer, joined resistance of Catholic
    Workers in Köln
  • Walberberg was a Gestapo military hospital at the
    time

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Politics for Postwar Germany
  • Struggle to connect communal identity personal
    independence
  • community as living organism
  • ideal social order from the bottom up
  • Critiquing Pesch Gundlach SJs
  • solidarism personalism
  • Debate in emerging Rhineland CDU (Christian
    Democratic party) on principles
  • Welty central to negotiations
  • his papers in book form Entscheidung für die
    Zukunft (1946)
  • tried to introduce name Christian Socialist
  • unable to get wider appeal for CST, worker
    involvement in CDU concepts of common good too
    abstract

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Spreading CST
  • Weltys Sozialkatechismus (1951-8)
  • spread the concept of CST in Germany
  • Started adult education courses in social ethics
  • ecumenical, non-partisan
  • wide audience e.g. workersgroups, trade unions
  • 1951 Walberberg Institute of Social Sciences
  • Founded in co-operation with politicians
    business leaders
  • Co-ordinated programme of missionary preaching
  • Acted as a link between social democrat SPD
    Church
  • Chief editor of Die Neue Ordnung

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Arthur Urz
  • 1908-2001
  • From Basle, entered aged 20
  • Deepened updated Thomist Catholic social ethics
  • Fribourg PhD on inner relation of moral virtues
    in Aquinas
  • During WWII rural parish rector Bergish region
    near Köln
  • Famous for his collections of documents on CST
    Bibliographie der Sozialethik (1960-1980)
  • 5-volume Sozialethik (2000)

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New Institutes
  • Utz founded International Institute for Social
    Sciences Politics
  • as Chair of ethics social philosophy at
    Fribourg
  • to apply CST to current political social
    problems
  • rejuvenated Fribourg Union with lawyers,
    economists political scientists
  • edited journal Politea on social ethics 1949-1953
  • 1976 president of International Humanum
    Foundation
  • which aimed to fulfil the mission of Gaudium et
    Spes
  • publications on open society, unions, migration,
    unemployment
  • 1990s involved in founding Papal Academy of
    Social Sciences

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Thomistic Framework
  • Common good as starting point, (not personalist)
  • results from nature of person as social being
  • relation connection between individuals
  • Individual wellbeing integrated without
    sacrificing personal freedom
  • Subsidiarity ensures that individual interests
    are respected
  • Rational ethical basis, addressing itself to
    secular realm
  • CST justified by natural law, not biblical
    revelation alone
  • Law-based logic of norms
  • Inner experience, awareness of moral
    responsibility from which norms are abstracted
  • Theory in dialogue with practice
  • Positivistic pragmatic views of human rights not
    enough, can lead to inhumanity
  • e.g. in debates on right to life of the born
    unborn

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Uncomfortable Questions
  • For whom what is the open society open?
  • What obligations must people face to support
    pluralism?
  • not popular issues for a mass audience,
  • but Utz had wide-ranging influence,
  • connecting diverse fields to create an integral
    social philosophy

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Edgar Nawroth
  • Born 1912 in Silesia
  • Medical orderly during WWII, then missionary in
    Düsseldorf
  • Fribourg PhD on Neo-Liberal Social Economic
    Philosophy
  • 2nd Director of Walberberg Institute of Social
    Sciences
  • also taught theology social ethics at Trier
  • 1965-1984 Chief editor of Die Neue Ordung
  • Specialist in social policy, especially questions
    of social partnership social security
  • Particular interest in working living
    conditions of employees
  • Advisor to Catholic Workers Movement trade
    unions
  • Also advised business leaders e.g. Walberberg
    System Symposium, governments bishops

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Heinrich Basilius Streithofen
  • 1925-
  • 3rd Director of Walberberg Institute of Social
    Sciences editor of Die Neue Ordnung
  • Düsseldorf base as a confessor preacher
  • working with Rhineland CDU
  • Journalist, co-founded Rhine Catholic Journalists
    group
  • Committed to Christian Trade Union Movment
    caused conflict with Welty
  • Fribourg doctorate under Utz on Standards of
    Value in Trade Union Policy (1967)

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Wolfgang Ockenfels
  • Doctorate on Trade Unions the State 1978
  • took over Die Neue Ordnung from Streithofen
  • continues Nawroths work as Professor of
    Christian Social Science in Trier theology
    faculty
  • Took over Utzs chairmanship of International
    Humanum Foundation
  • Walberberg Circles ideas live on in these
    institutions

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Challenges for Today
  • Change since the 1960s
  • financial limits of the welfare state became
    clear
  • workers seem integrated into society, no longer
    fighting for their exisitence
  • Secularisation individualism in society
  • mid-1970s lack of young blood, Walberberg
    Studium suspended
  • Ideological disputes within the Order
  • Thomist Walberberg group v liberation theologians
  • 1984 Institute Die Neue Ordnung now moved to
    Bonn, where the tradition continues

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