The Making of Moral Theology: A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition

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Clarendon Press, 1987 - Religion - 357 pages
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In the last forty years, Roman Catholic moral theology has been experiencing revolutionary tension and change. In this unique and thoroughly documented study, a distinguished Jesuit moral theologian examines the events, personalities, and conflicts that have contributed, from New Testament times to the present, to the Roman Catholic moral tradition and its contemporary crisis, and interprets the fundamental changes taking place in the subject today. Among the topics covered in this volume are papal infallibility, confession as a sacrament, the legacy of Augustine, the dramatic change in attitude to "salvation outside the Church," and the continuing impact on moral theology of the 1968 papal encyclical on birth control and of the Second Vatican Council.

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Another HATE book. This guy thinks he can insult someones intell. by using other hate books as his sources. Full of foot notes but if you look them up, they are coming from sources other than Catholic ... Read full review



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A member of the "Greatest Generation," John Mahoney was born in 1917, the year that the United States entered World War I. His childhood took place during the "Roaring Twenties," and his adolescence coincided with the Great Depression. While growing up, he became an amateur photographer, an avid reader, and a lover of music and nature. Just before the U.S. entered World War II, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After field artillery training on the West Coast, he was stationed in Queensland, Australia, where he found a home-away-from-home. From 1942 to 1945, John served in two campaigns, one on Biak Island in New Guinea, and one on the Zamboanga Peninsula of Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Upon his return from the service, the G.I. bill permitted John to enroll at the Catholic University of America, where he met his wife-to-be, graduate nurse Attracta O'Connor, whom he married in 1949. The two were married for fifty years, until Attracta's death in 1999.

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