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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


Apostolicam Actuositatem

Michele M. Schumacher

in The Reception of Vatican II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190625795
eISBN:
9780190625832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625795.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Vatican II’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Apostolicam Actuositatem, called for a broadening of the apostolate of lay people in light of the conditions of the modern world. Since the ... More


On Retranslating Humanae Vitae

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

On the occasion of translating into English the Latin of the 1968 encyclical on contraception and responsible parenthood, this chapter locates the encyclical in the context of the Second Vatican ... More


Gaudium et spes, luctus et angor

Stephen Bullivant

in Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837947
eISBN:
9780191874598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837947.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1965, Vatican II’s final document observed that ‘Profound and rapid changes are spreading by degrees around the whole world.’ Even by the mid-1960s, this assessment was hard to contradict—at the ... More


Global Catholicism

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Contemporary Catholicism has been defined by papal resistance to modernity, defined as Ultramontanism. But Western Protestant Christianity in recent centuries has been marked by ‘disenchantment’ and ... More


Breaking the Silence: Sex, Gender, and the Parameters of Catholic Intellectual Life

Leslie Woodcock Tentler

in In the Lógos of Love: Promise and Predicament in Catholic Intellectual Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190280031
eISBN:
9780190280062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280031.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is little to no recent discussion of sex and sexual morality within Catholic parishes and congregations, reflecting a significant and damaging crisis of authority. As a result, lay Catholics ... More


Sex

Mark Regnerus

in The Future of Christian Marriage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190064938
eISBN:
9780190064969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064938.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While sex and marriage are still connected in the minds of most Christians, the link is weakening. Cheap sex has become normative, a process boosted by the separation of sex from fertility by wide ... More


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

Mark S. Massa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190851408
eISBN:
9780190851439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851408.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using Thomas Kuhn’s understanding of “paradigms” within the history of science, this book examines how different models of natural law were presented by Catholic theologians in order to offer more ... More


On How and Why Theology Changes

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/9780190851408.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction provides an overview of the argument of the entire book. The author introduces the essential questions explored in the book concerning how theology changes over time. Also discussed ... More


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