The Sources of Christian Ethics / Edition 1

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Recognized worldwide as one of the most important books in the field of moral theology, this book returns Christian ethics to its sources: the Gospel and the Holy Spirit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813208183
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 489
  • Sales rank: 544,058
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English Edition
1 What Is Christian Ethics? The Search for a Definition 1
2 Overview of Christian Ethics: Some Basic Questions 14
Pt. 1 Ethics, Human and Christian
3 The Human Aspect of Christian Ethics 47
4 Christian Ethics: Its Distinctive Character 95
5 Christian Ethics according to St. Paul 104
6 The Sermon on the Mount and Christian Ethics 134
7 Is St. Thomas's Moral Teaching Christian? 168
Pt. 2 A Brief History of Moral Theology
Introduction: The Advantage of a History of Moral Theology or Christian Ethics, and the Difficulties Involved 191
8 The Patristic Period 195
9 Moral Theology in the Period of High Scholasticism 216
10 Moral Theology in the Late Middle Ages: The Nominalist Revolution 240
11 Moral Theology in the Modern Era of the Manuals 254
12 Catholic Moral Theology and Protestant Ethics 280
13 Moral Theology Today 298
Pt. 3 Freedom and Natural Law
14 Freedom of Indifference: The Origin of Obligational Moral Theory 327
15 Freedom for Excellence 354
16 Human Freedom according to St. Thomas Aquinas 379
17 Natural Inclinations at the Source of Freedom and Morality 400
Conclusion 457
Select Bibliography 469
Index 479
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