Both a definitive textbook for students and a helpful guide for anyone concerned with moral action today. Structured around four main areas of concern:
- how we relate directly to God as the source of our salvation
- the basic principles of a public morality for a society build on truth in action
- justice as it applies concretely to globalization, ecology, life issues, and marriage and the family
- the transcendent dimension of everything human examined in terms of secularization and religion.
An index and bibliography are included.