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Morals, Values, Ethics

AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARS

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Most studies of just war focus on the rationale for going to war. This important book by Allman and Winright examines the period after the conflict. What must be done to restore justice?

Beginning with an overview of the development of just war theory, After the Smoke Clears focuses on the period that ensues: the need for accountability, reconciliation (actual peacemaking), punishment, restitution, and restoration. Of particular concern are environmental concerns such as landmines and land contamination that pose dangers to generations to come

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9781570758591
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2010-10-28
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ANGUISHED HOPE: HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS CONFRONT THE PALESTINIAN IRAELI CONFLICT

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9780802833297
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2008-09-01

BIBLICAL ETHICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Reviews and critiques the major attempts at biblical ethics over the past twenty years by both biblical theologians and theological ethicists, focusing on New Testament ethics as an illustration.

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9780809148370
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2013-09-30
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BIOETHICS MATTERS A GUIDE FOR CONCERNED CATHOLICS

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A practical guide for Catholics through the controversial field of bioethics
Lay people today need to be as educated as possible in catholic teaching in bioethics due to their huge civic responsibilities related to the burning issues of our time such as euthanasia, prenatal genetic diagnosis, and so forth. We read about these issues constantly in the newspapers and see them reported on TV. It can be difficult to keep up to date with developments in these areas, at the same time as staying informed about church teaching regarding them.

Bioethics Matters is an essential resource for Catholics who are dealing with these medical and end-of -life issues. This succinct guide clearly sets out catholic teaching on today's most debated issues: stem cell research, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, and much more. By presenting real-life situations, this guide provides readers with examples of catholic ethical decision making in action. The purpose is to show how catholic teaching can help people today navigate their way through tough decisions and choices.

The book is divided in to four parts

Part 1: Bioethics from a Roman Catholic perspective

Part 2: Reproductive technologies

Part 3: End-of-life issues

Part 4: Catholic teaching on living life until the end

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9780826435101
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2009-05-27
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BULLS BEARS AND GOLDEN CALVES

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John Stapleford interacts with seven standard introductory economics texts to show how ethics are inextricably intertwined with economic life and analysis.

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9780830826803
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2002-01-31
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CALL TO HOLINESS

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CAN I CONFESS BY E-MAIL: WHAT CATHOLICS MAY AND MAY NOT DO

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This book cuts through the confusion experienced by many Catholics and non-Catholics alike as they relate to the Church and its teachings on a whole array of topics that affect their lives, their families and their worship.

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9780818913129
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2009-12-31
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC MORAL TRADITION

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Why is the Catholic Church against the death penalty? This second edition of Brugger s classic work "Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition" traces the doctrinal path the Church has taken over the centuries to its present position as the world s largest and most outspoken opponent of capital punishment. The pontificate of John Paul II marked a watershed in Catholic thinking. The pope taught that the death penalty is and can only be rightly assessed as a form of self-defense. But what does this mean? What are its implications for the Church s traditional retribution-based model of lethal punishment? How does it square with what the Church has historically taught? Brugger argues that the implications of this historic turn have yet to be fully understood.
In his new preface, Brugger examines the contribution of the great Polish pope s closest collaborator and successor in the Chair of Peter, Pope Benedict XVI, to Catholic thinking on the death penalty. He argues that Pope Benedict maintained the doctrinal status quo of his predecessor s teaching on capital punishment as self-defense, with detectable points of reluctance to draw attention to nontraditional implications of that teaching."

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9780268022419
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2014-08-31

CATHOLIC BIOETHICS

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What the Church teaches -- and why -- on issues of euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, genetic counseling, assisted suicide, living wills, persistent vegetative state, organ transplants, and more.

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9781612787022
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2013-07-20
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CATHOLIC SEXUAL ETHICS: A SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND DEFENSE

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Previous ed. entered under Lawler, Ronald David, 1926-.

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9781592760831
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2011-08-31
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CATHOLIC TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY NEW PATHS TO UNDERSTANDING

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In Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding, Rev. Louis Cameli, nationally renowned pastoral leader and priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, presents the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality with insight, new possibilities for spiritual care, and a vision for greater hospitality within the Church.


Is the sexuality of homosexually inclined persons a blessing or a curse? Does it lead a person to God or away from God? Can a homosexual person be a good Catholic? With humility and pastoral sensitivity, Cameli offers hope to the many who feel alienated from the Church because of these questions.


Taking his cue from Pope Benedict's call to "express the teaching pastorally, theologically, and intellectually in the context of today's studies of sexuality and anthropology," he provides a deeper understanding of the Church's theological language and stresses that while the Church is a teacher, it must also be a learner.

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9781594712937
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2012-07-31

CHARACTER CHOICES AND COMMUNIT

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CHARTING THE COURSE: VALUES FOR NAVIGATING LIFE IN THE MARKETPLACE

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Why is it that the same economic forces that produce good things for us like penicillin and housing are just as effective at bringing us things like pornography and heroin? How can the same systems of production generate such a wide array of good and bad outcomes? Markets are morally neutral. But people are not. Markets recognize no moral difference between good and evil. Markets dont inherently recognize any values other than those brought by men and women to the marketplace each and every day. At the core of the market system is a concept of value that says things are worth what I, the individual, say they are worth. We can have a deep respect for the power of markets to efficiently and effectively produce goods and services that increase societys standard of living. But should we uncritically embrace a system that has as its most foundational principle, a concept of value that is so intensely humanistic, egocentric, and relativistic? There is a way forward. While it is true that markets have no values, they are wonderful mirrors for reflecting the values that people bring to the marketplace each and every day. If people bring the right values, then markets will produce the right outcomes. People from all walks of life have a shared vision for the economic world in which they want to live. We do know what is right. The task before us is to take what we know and apply these practical principles in daily economic life.

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9781934068359
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2008-05-31
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CHRIST AND THE MORAL LIFE

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In this book, originally published in 1968, James M. Gustafson asks the fundamental question, what is the significance of Jesus for the moral life? His answer is in the form of an ethical map, showing the ways in which theological affirmations about Christ relate to moral life in the writings of a number of important Christian thinkers. Gustafson has written a new preface for this edition.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

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9780664232955
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2008-11-30

CHRIST OUR COMPASS MAKING MORAL CHOICES

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Making good moral choices should not be difficult, says Fr. Al McBride in this thoughtful book. In Christ Our Compass, he focuses on the moral teachings of the Church as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Part Three, Life in Christ), emphasizing throughout that at the heart of these teachings is the love of God for humankind. Above all, a deep sense of joy and grace is woven throughout the course of this book.

The book guides with a gentle hand in discussing topics such as sin and moral sense; family values; medical and moral issues; war; the death penalty; sexuality; honesty; grace and joy; the Church as teacher; and the Beatitudes. It offers contemporary examples of situations where moral choices were made, pointing out the relationship of actions taken to the teachings of the Church. It touches on the Ten Commandments as cornerstones of a moral life, while encouraging consideration of the Great Commandment as the guidestar in our choices.

Christ Our Compass is a practical, faith-filled look at living rightly. It will be of great benefit to all who seek to live a Christian life guided by the compassionate example of Jesus and teachings of the Catholic Church.

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9781616367114
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2014-01-13
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CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE TRUTH ABOUT 9/11

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Probing disturbing questions that beg for a response from the Christian community, distinguished scholar of religion and popular writer David Ray Griffin provides a hard-hitting analysis of the official accounts of the events of September 11, 2001. A tireless investigator, Griffin has sorted through enormous amounts of government and independent data and brought to the surface some very unsettling inconsistencies about what really happened. In this, his latest book, he analyzes the evidence on 9/11 and then explores a distinctively Christian perspective on these issues, taking seriously what we know about Jesus' life, death, and teachings. Drawing a parallel between the Roman Empire of antiquity and the American Empire of today, he applies Jesus' teachings to the current political administration, and he explores how Christian churches, as a community intending to be an incarnation of the divine, can and should respond.

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9780664231170
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2006-07-20

CHRISTIAN MORAL LIFE

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Responding to the call of the Second Vatican Council, this introduction to moral theology shows how virtue ethics and a global perspective shape the call to faithful discipleship today.

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9781570758812
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2010-10-14
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CHRISTIAN MORALITY IN THE BREATH OF GOD

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To emphasize the "thisworldly" aspects of the reign of God and of Christian living does not at all suggest that in our daily lives we must become social activists. Many of us can identify important moral obligations arising from our relationships as parents, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, friends, workers, etc. Some of us are healthy; some of us are ill and homebound. Some of us have positions of enormous influence in public life; many of us do not. So the ways in which we actively participate in God's work of fashioning a reign of justice, love, and peace are likely to vary greatly from person to person.
We must all care about our neighbor and, in the ways that are open to us, we must do what we can to contribute to God's work. We must tend the garden we are in.
--From chapter 2Is it difficult to follow Christ? Is it a challenge to be faithful to the Gospel? Can it be exhausting to devote oneself to building up God's reign of love and justice on this earth? Of course! But that is a far cry from "the dark side of the Good News." Whatever else it involves, the Christian moral life begins with the experience that we are loved by God in an unimaginable, unfathomable way. The Christian moral life is our attempt to respond to the gift of that love. The primary aim of this book is to convey that conviction as we look at some of the important themes and dimensions of Christian morality. Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series offers an indepth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those preparing for lay ministry and those interested in the topics for their own personal growth. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Each title offers a reliable introduction to a specific topic and provides a foundational understanding of the concepts.
Each book in the series presents a Catholic understanding of
its topic as found in Scripture and the teachings of the Church. Each of the authors has paid special attention to the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so that further learning can be guided by these core resources.
Chapters conclude with study questions that may be used for small group review or for individual reflection. Additionally, suggestions for further reading offer dependable guides for extra study.
The initiative of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership led to the development of an earlier version of this series. The indispensable contribution of the series editor, Dr. Thomas Walters, helped ensure that the concepts and ideas presented here are easily accessible to a wide audience.

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9780829417227
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2000-12-31
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CHRISTIAN VALUES AND VIRTUES

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Pope Paul VI affected every aspect of Catholic life, from the form of the mass to teachings on sexuality and social justice. "Christian Values and Virtues" is the first book to present his most memorable teachings and sayings.

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9780824524500
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2007-04-30

CHURCH ON TV

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This work looks at American broadcast network programmes that focused regularly and principally on church leaders. It takes a historical-critical approach, discussing 17 programmes in-depth, and compares this depiction to actual church history.

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9781441157973
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2010-05-24
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CHURCH STATE AND PUBLIC JUSTICE

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Abortion. Physician-assisted suicide. Same-sex marriages. Embryonic stem-cell research. Poverty. Crime. What is a faithful Christian response? The God of the Bible is unquestionably a God of justice. Yet Christians have had their differences as to how human government and the church should bring about a just social order. Although Christians share many deep and significant theological convictions, differences that threaten to divide them have often surrounded the matter of how the church collectively and Christians individually ought to engage the public square. What is the mission of the church? What is the purpose of human government? How ought they to be related to each other? How should social injustice be redressed? The five noted contributors to this volume answer these questions from within their distinctive Christian theological traditions, as well as responding to the other four positions. Through the presentations and ensuing dialogue we come to see more clearly what the differences are, where their positions overlap and why they diverge. The contributors and the positions taken include

  • Clarke E. Cochran: A Catholic Perspective
  • Derek H. Davis: A Classical Separation Perspective
  • Ronald J. Sider: An Anabaptist Perspective
  • Corwin F. Smidt: A Principled Pluralist Perspective
  • J. Philip Wogaman: A Social Justice Perspective
  • This book will be instructive for anyone seeking to grasp the major Christian alternatives and desiring to pursue a faithful corporate and individual response to the social issues that face us.

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    9780830827961
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    2007-06-10
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    COMMON GOOD UNCOMMON QUESTIONS

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    Moral theology is a constantly changing landscape of serious reflection on how to live rightly, whether as an individual or as a society. New fields unheard of twenty years ago develop, and new voices add theirs to forebears in the tradition. This book is a thorough revision of the editors' original, taking into account such phenomena as the emerging field of virtue ethics, the impact of science and technology on sexual and bioethics, and the increasing importance of such issues as environmental concern to social justice. College professors will find this the "go-to" anthology for a wide selection of primary source readings for their introductory ethics and moral theology courses, and campus ministers will find it a treasury of stimulating, thought-provoking material for student reflection on living the moral life.

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    9780809148813
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    2014-06-30
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    CONSCIENCE AND CATHOLIC FAITH

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    This is a critical reflection on the role of Catholic teaching for the individual conscience. It includes chapters on a theological perspective of conscience, a psychological overview, special themes related to conscience, and the teaching of Jesus and the role of the church.

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    9780809132638
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    1991-10-31
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    CONSCIENCE IN CONFLICT 3RD ED

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    "The book deals with the questions of authority, magisterium, infallibility and conscience in a balanced and respectful way."--from the Foreword by Bishop William A. Hughes

    "What ought we to do?" In Conscience and Conflict: How to Make Moral Choices, Jesuit theologian Kenneth Overberg tackles this question and the gray area surrounding ethical dilemmas by providing a readable and up-to-date process for coming to decisions about crucial contemporary personal and social questions. This third edition includes discussion of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church, homosexuality, stem cell research, globalization, terrorism and preemptive war. Overberg also addresses euthanasia, artificial conception and contraception, managed care and other tough issues that confront us as individuals and as global communities.

    ..".makes available to a popular audience key developments in moral theology over the past 25 years."--Rev. Richard J. McCormick, S.J., James O'Brien Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Notre Dame

    ..".assists the reader to come to grips personally with important questions in Catholic ethics today through the development of an intelligent, nuanced standpoint."--Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of theology, Boston College

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    9780867167238
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    2005-12-31
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    CONSCIENCE: AN OWNER'S MANUAL

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    Just as any appliance will work properly only when it is used and maintained according to the manufacturer's intent, so it is with our conscience. The little voice inside that tells us what is right and wrong needs to be properly understood if we are to follow it with impunity. We all have many voices within us urging us to do various things. How do we discern between them? The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that a human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. Yet, we know from experience that either out of ignorance or passion, we can make erroneous judgments for which we must pay the consequences. This manual is designed to help the reader avoid such pitfalls.

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    9780818912252
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    2006-02-28
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