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The Origins of Moral Theology in the United States: Three Different Approaches (Moral Traditions & Moral Arguments) [Hardcover]

By Charles E. Curran (Author)
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Pages   311
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   1.36 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 2, 1997
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
ISBN  0878406344  
EAN  9780878406340  

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Charles E. Curran presents the first in-depth analysis of the origins of Catholic moral theology in the United States, focusing on three significant figures in the late nineteenth century and demonstrating that methodological pluralism and theological diversity existed in the Church even then.

Curran begins by tracing the historical development of moral theology, especially as presented in nineteenth-century manuals of moral theology, which offered a legal model of morality including a heavy emphasis on canon law. He then probes the different approaches and ideas of three important writers: Aloysius Sabetti, a Jesuit who was a typical, as well as the most influential, American manualist; Thomas J. Bouquillon, first chair of moral theology at Catholic University of America, a neoscholastic who criticized the manuals' approach as narrow and incomplete for failing to address principles, virtues, and the connection to systematic theology; and clerical educator John B. Hogan, a casuist who developed a more inductive and historically conscious methodology.

Curran describes how all three men dealt in different ways with the increasing role of authoritative teachings in moral theology from the Vatican. He also shows how they reflected their American context and the views of their own time on women and sexuality.

So little attention has been paid to the development of moral theology in this country that these authors are unknown to many scholars. Curran's book corrects this oversight and proposes that the ferment revealed in their writings offers important lessons for contemporary Catholic moral theology.

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Charles E. Curran, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York, is Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University. He was the first recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award for Theology and has served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the American Theological Society. In 2003, Curran received the Presidential Award of the College Theology Society for a lifetime of scholarly achievements in moral theology, and in 2005, Call to Action presented him with its leadership award. He is the author of "Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian, The Moral Theology of Pope John Paul II" and "Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present," all published by Georgetown University Press.

Charles E. Curran currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Charles E. Curran has an academic affiliation as follows - Southern Methodist University.

Charles E. Curran has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Moral Traditions
  2. Moral Traditions (Paperback)
  3. Reading in Moral Theology
  4. Readings in Moral Theology

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