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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 through tracing the advance of pre-Vatican II ethical theology that, aside from social ethics, had the restricted goal of educating 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, primary ethical theology, sexuality and marriage, bioethics, and social ethics.

Curran's standpoint is exclusive: for almost 50 years, he has been an important impact at the improvement of the sphere and has witnessed first-hand the dramatic bring up within the quantity and variety of ethical theologians within the academy and the Church. not anyone is extra certified to put in writing this primary and basically complete heritage of Catholic ethical theology within the United States.

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