A Conversation with Thomas Storck
Exploring deep probing questions, Thomas Storck takes readers through his life in Seeing the World with Catholic Eyes. This book delves deep into this public intellectual’s roots to seek out the determining factors used to shape his life. Temperamentally and politically turbulent events are woven into the journey that shaped this thought leader, allowing them to develop their own brand of Catechism-imbued morality.
Storck adds a modern interpretation of Catholic social teaching, tackling today’s most controversial topics such as human rights, economics and the environment. Using long-held Christian values as foundations for his arguments, he invites readers to reflect on their place in society. What makes this text unique is that Storck couples spiritual principles with real-world perspectives in which every reader can find relevance.
Seeing the World with Catholic Eyes is an ambitious book that does not shy away from difficult conversations surrounding Our Lady’s Church. Intellectual wit presented in a compelling and engaging way makes Storck’s latest work include true treasured nuggets all readers of Catholic social teaching should read - no matter what faith!
"We need more sobering assessments such as Storck's. I look forward to an extensive treatment of the subject by this author." - Cuthbert Claxton in Reflections, fall 1989
"Storck has written a book that bears witness to the maximizing demands of the Faith in relation to the world." - Peter A. Kwasniewski in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, November 1999
"The book is filled with enormous erudition and cogent analysis, not only of liberal modernity, but of the Christendom it replaced - that far more organic social order in which the Faith permeated everything ..." - Roger Buck, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum blog February 2016
"If you want to delve into the untapped treasure of the Church's social justice teaching, An Economics of Justice & Charity is the place to begin. Storck is an ideal guide to explore the papal magisterium on this subject." - Shane Kapler on Just a Catholic blog
"John Médaille and Thomas Storck engage in a dignified debate about faith and reason which they frame in terms of mythos and logos. These two concepts, we learn, wind their way around human affairs in countless ways. The book takes the form of a series of letters that the two Catholic thinkers wrote to each other-letters in which an argument is developed that pulls the reader along in a way few philosophical books do." - Michael De Sapio in The Imaginative Conservative, February 2021
Thomas Storck is an author every Catholic who wants to view the world with Catholic eyes should read. Years ago I discovered his first book, The Catholic Milieu, which outlined a completely Catholic view of society--politics, economics, and culture--and made clear exactly how far even most practicing Catholics are from understanding the way we should live. In this most recent book Storck covers much of the same ground, but in greater detail and in light of almost thirty years of thought on the subject. For those who have never read Thomas Storck, this book is an excellent introduction to his thought on the Catholic Church and especially on her social teaching, with all of its ramifications for both politics and economics. Storck is especially good at clarifying how living in America, in particular, distorts a Catholic's worldview. Culture is touched on briefly, but I was left longing for some of Storck's critique of popular, or rather commercial mass, culture. I especially appreciated the first chapter, in which Storck talks about his upbringing, his education, and his conversion to the Catholic faith. The book concludes with a useful guide to further reading, in which the author summarizes his previous writings, both books and articles.