In this exciting new book, renowned ethicist Richard Spinello offers the first comprehensive presentation of the late John Paul II's great moral vision. Here admirers may read and understand the essential teachings of the pope in his own words as Spinello draws on his extensive research into John Paul II's writings and talks. Subjects covered include reverence for life, concern for the poor and suffering, moral law, conscience, moral choice, intrinsically evil acts, freedom, and goodness. The purpose of this book is two-fold: it not only persuasively presents the late pope's vital teachings, but also defends them against his critics. This important new work preserves and promotes the extraordinary legacy of John Paul II by focusing on his championing of universal human dignity and objective moral truths.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.79(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
Richard A. Spinello is director of Ethics Programs for the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He lives in Hyde Park, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Abbreviations Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Faith, Reason, and Morals Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Competing Ethical Visions Chapter 6 Chapter 3: The Nature of the Human Person Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Freedom, the Good, and the Moral Law Chapter 8 Chapter 5: The Moral Person Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Ethics for Modern Life Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Conclusions Chapter 11 Appendix: John Paul II's Life and Writings Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a comprehensive look at Pope John Paul II's moral vision set against the moral relativism of the modern world. This is a dense book, which is why it has taken me a very long time to work my way through it. However, it is well worth if for anyone who wants to better understand just how well the late pope's views stand up to criticisms of prominent dissenters. More than anything we are reminded that JPII's continual focus on the dignity of the human person is the basis for not only his writings but, at the most basic level, it is also a reflection of the basis of our Catholic faith. This book deserves a much more in-depth review. As I said, I have put off writing and finally posted this because I just can't make the time I need to do it justice. Read Jeff Miller's Amazon review for a more thorough treatment of the book. Highly recommended.