Whether in the cafeteria, classroom, or dorm lounge, questions abound on college campuses. Not only do students grapple with existential issues but they also struggle with ethical ones such as "Why be moral?" In Introducing Moral Theology, William Mattison addresses this question as well as grapples with the impact that religious belief has on day-to-day living. Structured in two parts, this unique text on Catholic moral theology covers cardinal virtues (temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice) as well as theological virtues (faith, hope, and love). It is equipped with study questions, terms and their definitions, and illustrative case studies. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, this overview will also appeal to non-Catholics interested in virtue ethics.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
William C. Mattison III (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is Wilsey Family Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has edited and contributed to New Wine, New Wineskins: A Next Generation Reflects on Key Issues in Catholic Moral Theology.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Morality, Happiness, and the "Good Life": How Do I Live My Life, and Why Do I Live That Way?2. Intentions, Good Acts, and Human Freedom3. Why Virtue? The Moral Life as More Than Actions4. The Virtue of Temperance: Living a Passionate Moral Life5. The Virtue of Prudence: Knowing the Truth and Living It6. Alcohol and American College Life: Test Case One7. The Virtue of Justice and Justice in Waging War8. Using the Atom Bomb in World War II: Test Case Two9. The Virtue of Fortitude and the Unity of the Virtues10. A Transition: Actions, Practices, and Big-Picture Beliefs about the Way Things Are11. The Virtue of Faith: Answering Big-Picture Questions12. Sin: Corruption of Human Happiness13. The Virtue of Hope: Eternity in This Life and the Next14. Jesus Christ: Incarnation and Life in Christ15. The Virtue of Charity: The Form of the Christian Life16. Grace: The Gift of the Holy Spirit for the Virtuous Life17. Chastity and Nonmarital Sex: Test Case Three18. Euthanasia: Test Case FourEpilogue: Praying for VirtuesIndex