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‘Is’, ‘ought’ and theological ethics

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter brings into focus the discussion about the renewal of Christian ethics participated in by three figures namely: Stanlely Hauerwas, one of the most influential Christian ethicists; ... More


Humanae Vitae in the United States

Mark S. Massa

in The American Catholic Revolution: How the Sixties Changed the Church Forever

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734122
eISBN:
9780199866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734122.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies the initial reception accorded Pope Paul VI’s letter on artificial birth control published in 1968, “On Human Life” (Humanae Vitae). It specifically focuses on the famous ... More


Late Liberalism and Contemporary Christian Thought

Brent Waters

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three theological responses to the late liberal accounts of the family depicted in the preceding chapter. The first response, as seen in the works of James Nelson and Adrian ... More


Germain Grisez and the “New Natural Law”

Mark S. Massa

in The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190851408
eISBN:
9780190851439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851408.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is an extended examination of a revisionist approach to natural law, explored by Germain Grisez and John Finnis. Grisez and Finnis elucidated an entirely new paradigm that they believed ... More


Legalism and Christian Ethics

Cathleen Kaveny

in Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190612290
eISBN:
9780190612320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612290.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter directly tackles a persistent objection to the use of secular law as a conversation partner in Christian ethics: the worry that a close relationship with the methods and concerns of law ... More


Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Rufus Black

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, narrative, and virtue ethics; and an insistence that any ... More


Thomas Aquinas, Gerard Bradley, and the Death Penalty

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In 1970 Germain Grisez published a paper criticizing St. Thomas's view of the legitimacy of capital punishment. Grisez rejected Thomas's fundamental conception of ... More


Introduction

ROBERT P. GEORGE

in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267713
eISBN:
9780191683343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The book’s main concern is with the defense of natural law theory against criticism from various quarters and its application to problems at different levels of philosophical abstractness. The method ... More


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