By Charles E. Curran
In this magisterial quantity Charles E. Curran surveys the ancient improvement of Catholic ethical theology within the usa from its nineteenth century roots to the current day. He starts off through tracing the improvement of pre-Vatican II ethical theology that, apart from social ethics, had the restricted function of teaching destiny confessors to understand what activities are sinful and the measure of sinfulness.
Curran then explores and illuminates the post-Vatican II period with chapters at the influence of the Council at the scope and substance of ethical theology, the influence of Humanae vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical condemning synthetic birth control, basic ethical theology, sexuality and marriage, bioethics, and social ethics.
Curran's viewpoint is exclusive: for almost 50 years, he has been an important impact at the improvement of the sector and has witnessed first-hand the dramatic raise within the quantity and variety of ethical theologians within the academy and the Church. not anyone is extra certified to write down this primary and in basic terms entire historical past of Catholic ethical theology within the United States.
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