Morals, Values, Ethics

50 QUESTIONS ON THE NATURAL LAW: WHAT IT IS AND WHY WE NEED IT (REV)

$19.95

Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. This book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church in her role as arbiter of the applications of the natural law on issues involving the right to live, bioethics, the family and the economy. Charles Rice has produced a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds. "From the editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence comes a clear, well-crafted exposition of a natural law jurisprudence and its relevance for a society that seems to have lost its moral compass." - Jude Dougherty, Catholic University of America

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9780898707502
Publication Date: 
1999-05-31
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ABANDONED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ABORTION WARS

$26.95

In the Trenches of the Abortion Battle

Every day, thousands of children fragile, innocent, alone are abandoned. They are brutally snuffed from the world and literally left in the trash . . . and it's all legal. Abandoned: The Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars is the story of those children abandoned by abortion, and it is the story of their courageous defenders.

Since 1976, Monica Miller has made it her life's work to defend the unborn: she has counseled pregnant women outside abortion clinics and organized pro-life groups and sit-ins at many of those same clinics. She has blocked abortionists cars, been arrested, and gone to jail. And she has pulled the bodies of thousands of unborn babies out of dumpsters and given them a proper burial.

Abandoned: The Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars is the profound, breathtaking, and often daring journey of one woman, but it is much more than that. It is a history of the Pro-Life movement since Roe vs. Wade, a suspenseful, true-life tale of life and death, an insightful look into the unique and terrible horror of abortion, and a plea for the protection of the most helpless and innocent members of the human family."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781618903945
Publication Date: 
2012-09-04

ABORTION AND UNBORN HUMAN LIFE

$14.95

Addresses the moral question of abortion: is it ever morally fight to procure an abortion, to help procure one, or to perform one?

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813208466
Publication Date: 
1996-04-30

AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARS

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$20.00

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

ISBN/SKU: 
9781570758591
Publication Date: 
2010-09-30
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ANGUISHED HOPE: HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS CONFRONT THE PALESTINIAN IRAELI CONFLICT

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$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802833297
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01

APPEALING TO SCRIPTURE IN MORAL DEBATE

$22.00

Arguing from scripture is one of the ways that Christians test theirmoral judgments. But are all methods of appealing to the Bibleequally valid and effective? In this book Charles Cosgrove looksat the churchs long tradition of moral debate and uncovers fivecentral rules that can best guide the use of scripture in con-temporaryethical debates.After introducing the nature of moral arguments generally, Cosgrove devotes one chapter to each of the five rules of biblicalinterpretation that make ethical appeals to scripture persuasive. Hesets forth each rules rationale, provides examples of its operation, and subjects it to critique.Based not only on the work of biblical scholars and Christianethicists but also on Cosgroves own experience with debates inclassrooms, churches, and other Christian contexts, this volume isbe a valuable aid to readers who employ moral reasoning inreal-life settings.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802849427
Publication Date: 
2002-06-30

APPLIED ETHICS IN A WORLD CHURCH: THE PADUA CONFERENCE

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$28.00

Dealing with such issues as globalization, gender and AIDS, these essays by moral theologians demonstrate the creativity, dynamism and diversity of the Catholic moral tradition as it procedes from local cultures, opens itself to cross-cultural conversations, and progresses in a spirit of mercy and care.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781570757594
Publication Date: 
2008-05-29
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ARCHITECTS OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH

$17.95

The "Culture of Death" has become a popular phrase, and is much bandied about in academic circles. Yet, for most people, its meaning remains vague and remote. DeMarco and Wiker have given the Culture of Death high definition and frightening immediacy. They have exposed its roots by introducing its "architects." In a scholarly, yet reader-friendly delineation of the mindsets of twenty-three influential thinkers, such as Ayn Rand, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Sanger, Jack Kevorkian, and Peter Singer, they make clear the aberrant thought and malevolent intentions that have shaped the Culture of Death.

Still, this is not a book without hope. If the Culture of Death rests on a fragmented view of the person and an eclipse of God, hope for the "Culture of Life" rests on an understanding and restoration of the human being as a person, and the rediscovery of a benevolent God. The "Personalism" of John Paul II is an illuminating thread that runs through Architects, serving as a hopeful antidote.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586170165
Publication Date: 
2004-10-29
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ASSISTED SUICIDE & EUTHANASIA

$8.95

Medical technology has created a new dilemma: the power to prolong life brings with it the possibility of prolonging death. Christian groups and secular society are now asking whether new knowledge or circumstances give reason for changing the prohibition against suicide and euthanasia.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780819217219
Publication Date: 
1997-06-30
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BACK TO VIRTUE

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$15.95

We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means manly strength. But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the difference between being virtuous--and merely ethical? Back to Virtue clears up these and countless other questions that beset Christians today. Kreeft not only summarizes scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life, he contrasts Christian virtue with other ethical systems. He applies traditional moral theology to present-day dilemmas such as abortion and nuclear armament. Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors, Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the twenty-first century. He provides a road map of virtue, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S. Lewis.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780898704228
Publication Date: 
1992-09-30
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BAD CATHOLICS GUIDE TO THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

$14.95

The latest installment of the Bad Catholic s Guides examines the greatest threats to the virtuous life the seven deadly sins. Theological and historical insights, tongue-in-cheek vignettes of history's greatest saints and sinners, and cringe-inducing quizzes entice readers to tally their scores on the virtue and vice index and calibrate to what degree they have imperiled their immortal souls. Andy Warhol, Ayn Rand, and Mother Angelica are invoked as exemplars of the best and worst of human behavior, while a heady blend of serious theology and pointed satire punctuated by trivia, charts, and vignettes brings theology into sharp, hilarious relief, and demonstrates that religious education need not be boring."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824525859
Publication Date: 
2010-11-29
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BASIC QUESTIONS ON ADDICTION AND RECOVER

$4.99

Four new titles in the best-selling BioBasics Series -- providing serious and straightforward answers to complex questions of social concern.Each booklet in the BioBasics series covers a controversial issue and addresses its implications for Christians and the church. The series answers each concern with responses that honor God and protect a humanity created in His image.Written from an evangelical Christian perspective, these books on critical issues should be read by both Christians and non-Christians. The field of bioethics raises many questions; the BioBasics Series has the answers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780825430763
Publication Date: 
2002-05-31
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BASIC QUESTIONS ON HUMAN SEXUALITY

$4.99

Four new titles in the best-selling BioBasics Series -- providing serious and straightforward answers to complex questions of social concern.Each booklet in the BioBasics series covers a controversial issue and addresses its implications for Christians and the church. The series answers each concern with responses that honor God and protect a humanity created in His image.Written from an evangelical Christian perspective, these books on critical issues should be read by both Christians and non-Christians. The field of bioethics raises many questions; the BioBasics Series has the answers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780825430770
Publication Date: 
2000-12-09
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BASIC QUESTIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY

$4.99

Four new titles in the best-selling BioBasics Series -- providing serious and straightforward answers to complex questions of social concern.

Each booklet in the BioBasics series covers a controversial issue and addresses its implications for Christians and the church. The series answers each concern with responses that honor God and protect a humanity created in His image.

Written from an evangelical Christian perspective, these books on critical issues should be read by both Christians and non-Christians. The field of bioethics raises many questions; the BioBasics Series has the answers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780825430787
Publication Date: 
2001-04-30
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BATTLE FOR NORMALITY

$11.95

This book is primarily for those persons drawn towards homosexuality and who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to deal with it constructively and responsably.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780898706147
Publication Date: 
1997-02-28
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BEFUDDLED STORK

$14.00

The Befuddled Stork is the third in a series helping persons of faith think theologically as they struggle with contemporary ethical issues. This book focuses on reproductive technology, abortion, and human cloning.Each part of the book is introduced by a person with clinical/scientific experience who gives basic information about the subjects addressed: reproductive technology that creates test tube babies, cloning, and abortion. Each chapter begins with an overview of that chapter's particular question, followed by two responses by persons who have differing views on the particular question that is addressed. Each part concludes with questions for thought or discussion.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687089253
Publication Date: 
2000-04-29
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BEHAVING IN PUBLIC: HOW TO DO CHRISTIAN ETHICS

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$16.00

Too often, says Nigel Biggar, contemporary Christian ethics poses a false choice either conservative theological integrity or liberal secular consensus. "Behaving in Public" explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options.
Informed by a frankly Christian theological vision of moral life and so turning toward the world with openness and curiosity, Biggar s succinct argument charts a third way forward."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802864000
Publication Date: 
2010-12-31

BELEAGUERED RULERS

$24.95

Social critic May asks professionals--whom he calls the leaders of culture in contemporary Western society--to abandon their self-interested pursuits and contribute to the common good.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664223397
Publication Date: 
2001-09-02

BETTER HOPE

$19.99

By his own admission never one to duck a good fight, Stanley Hauerwas has in the past three decades established himself as one of our most important and most disputatious theologians. With A Better Hope, he concentrates on the constructive case for the truth and power of the church and its faith, "since Christians cannot afford to let ourselves be defined by what we are against. Whatever or whomever we are against, we are so only because God has given us so much to be for."
Hauerwas here crystallizes and extends profound criticisms of America, liberalism, capitalism, and postmodernism, but also identifies unlikely allies (such as Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George) and locates surprising resources for Christian survival (such as mystery novels). Interlocutors along the way include Reinhold Niebuhr, John Courtney Murray, and, in a significant and previously unpublished essay, social gospeller Walter Rauschenbusch.
Never boring and often telling, A Better Hope demonstrates how a thinker so often accused of being "tribal" and "sectarian" is at the same time one of few contemporary theologians read not just by other theologians, but by political scientists, philosophers, medical ethicists, law professors, and literary theorists.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587430008
Publication Date: 
2000-11-30
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BEYOND CLONING

$17.00

Contributors discuss and provide in-depth information on advances in reproductive techonology and other areas of biomedical resaerch such as stem cell technology and fetal gene therapy. "Beyond Cloning is a nice introduction to current thinking on a complex topic of immediate relevance." Research News and Opportunities in Science and Technology>

ISBN/SKU: 
9781563383175
Publication Date: 
2001-01-31

BEYOND RETRIBUTION

$24.00

Recently a growing number of Christians have actively promoted the concept of "restorative justice" and attempted to develop programs for dealing with crime based on restorative principles. But is this approach truly consistent with the teaching of Scripture? To date, very little has been done to test this claim. "Beyond Retribution" fills a gap by plumbing the New Testament on the topics of crime, justice, and punishment.
Christopher Marshall first explores the problems involved in applying ethical teachings from the New Testament to mainstream society. He then surveys the extent to which the New Testament addresses criminal justice issues, looking in particular at the concept of the justice of God in the teachings of Paul and Jesus. He also examines the topic of punishment, reviewing the debate in social thinking over the ethics and purpose of punishment -- including capital punishment -- and he advocates a new concept of "restorative punishment." The result of this engaging work is a biblically based challenge to imitate the way of Christ in dealing with both victims and offenders.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802847973
Publication Date: 
2001-06-07

BIBLICAL ETHICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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$24.95

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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809148370
Publication Date: 
2013-09-30
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BIOETHICS

$28.95

A thoroughly up-to-date anthology of biomedical ethics which draws on the major scholars in the field to present an overview of the key issues facing health care professionals and consumers of the '90s.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809134441
Publication Date: 
1992-12-31
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BIOETHICS

$24.00

The authors assess various secular approaches to bioethics that are particularly influential today and develop a framework for a Christian approach to assist people in addressing the many pressing issues in the field. Throughout, the authors touch on the numerous debated issues in bioethics though they are primarily concerned to give an account of the central theological notions crucial to an informed Christian perspective on bioethics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802845955
Publication Date: 
1999-06-14

BIOETHICS MATTERS A GUIDE FOR CONCERNED CATHOLICS

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$14.95
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. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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

ISBN/SKU: 
9780826435101
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