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The Catholic moral tradition today : a synthesis

Author: Charles E Curran
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©1999.
Series: Moral traditions & moral arguments.
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The Catholic tradition has always tried to explain its theology in a systematic way, but the great changes and tensions existing within Catholic moral theology today have made it difficult to develop  Read more...

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Curran, Charles E.
Catholic moral tradition today.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607122757
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Curran
ISBN: 0878407170 9780878407170 0878407162 9780878407163
OCLC Number: 39985556
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Ecclesial context : What is the church? ; Catholicity of the church ; Mediation and hierarchical structure ; Catholic practice ; Dangers in the Catholic approach ; Contemporary challenges to the Catholic approach --
2. Stance : Meaning of stance ; Stance based on the fivefold Christian mysteries ; The stance and the Catholic tradition ; Stance and other approaches ; Sources of moral theology --
3. Model : The deontological model ; The teleological model ; Relationality-responsibility model ; The relationality-responsibility model and Catholic moral theology today --
4. Person : Preliminary considerations ; Discipleship ; Contemporary theology and the person ; Contemporary spirituality and the person ; Contemporary moral theology and the person ; Social and institutional involvements of the person --
5. Virtues : Virtue in the Catholic tradition ; General virtues ; Particular virtues ; Power --
6. Principles : The approach of the hierarchical magisterium ; Criticisms of the hierarchical approach ; Role of principles and norms ; Absolute norms --
7. Conscience : Preliminary considerations ; The Catholic moral tradition ; Other ways of decision making ; A constructive theory of conscience and decision making ; Meaning of sin ; The "law of growth" --
8. Church teaching : Total church as teacher ; The hierarchical teaching office ; Justification of dissent ; Present situation ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Moral traditions & moral arguments.
Responsibility: Charles E. Curran.

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Students who want to understand the Catholic moral tradition will find this book to be a rich resource. Curran knows the tradition in all its nuances and intricacies. Journal of the American Academy Read more...

 
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