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Author McCormick, Richard A
Title Critical Calling : Reflections on Moral Dilemmas Since Vatican II
Imprint Baltimore : Georgetown University Press, 2006
©2006
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (435 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Moral Traditions
Moral Traditions
Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- PART I: FUNDAMENTAL MORAL THEOLOGY -- 1 Moral Theology Since Vatican II: Clarity or Chaos? -- 2 Dissent in the Church: Loyalty or Liability? -- 3 Moral Argument in Christian Ethics -- 4 The Chill Factor in Contemporary Moral Theology -- 5 Bishops as Teachers, Scholars as Listeners -- 6 L'Affaire Curran -- 7 Pluralism in Moral Theology -- 8 Catholic Moral Theology: Is Pluralism Pathogenic -- 9 Matters of Free Theological Debate -- 10 Fundamental Freedom Revisited -- 11 Theology in the Public Forum -- PART II: PRACTICAL AND PASTORAL QUESTIONS -- 12 The Consistent Ethic of Life: Is There a Historical Soft Underbelly? -- 13 Divorce, Remarriage, and the Sacraments -- 14 "A Clean Heart Create for Me, O God." Impact Questions on the Artificial Heart -- 15 Genetic Technology and Our Common Future -- 16 Sterilization: The Dilemma of Catholic Hospitals -- 17 Homosexuality as a Moral and Pastoral Problem -- 18 AIDS: The Shape of the Ethical Challenge -- 19 Therapy or Tampering? The Ethics of Reproductive Technology and the Development of Doctrine -- 20 If I Had Ten Things to Share with Physicians -- 21 Nutrition-Hydration: The New Euthanasia? -- 22 The Physician and Teenage Sexuality -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
When Richard A. McCormick's The Critical Calling was first published, Andrew M. Greeley commented that in years to come scholars will look back on Father McCormick's work and say, 'This was a man who knew what he was talking about!' In this reissue, with a new foreword by Lisa Sowle Cahill, both first-time readers and those opening the pages for a return visit with an honored friend will find Greeley's characterization remains valid. Father McCormick begins The Critical Calling with his personal affirmation of the work of Vatican II: I believe the Council was a work of the Spiritùdesperately needed, divinely inspired, devotedly and doggedly carried through. Yet, he stresses this was no uncritical endorsement of everything the Council did and said. Part One includes a discussion of fundamental moral theology that looks at the relationship between the church hierarchy and individual moral decision making and several chapters addressing issues precipitated by actions involving Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. Part Two focuses on practical and pastoral questions that touch on contemporary concerns ranging from abortion to AIDS, divorce, homosexuality, and teenage sexuality. Cahill suggests that those who lived through the tumultuous 1960s and '70s as well as those who came to maturity after the Council will find this book to be an accurate and evocative reflection of the passions that imbued all those early debates and a helpful explanation why those passions ran so high. All readers will benefit from the wise insights into the controversies of that era and the more recent struggles, challenges, and debates that confront today's church
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McCormick, Richard A. Critical Calling : Reflections on Moral Dilemmas Since Vatican II Baltimore : Georgetown University Press,c2006 9781589010833
Subject History. -- General.;Historia. -- General.;Libros electronicos
Electronic books
Alt Author Cahill, Lisa Sowle
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