Christian Morality

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224 pp., 6 x 9
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ISBN: 9780878404520 (087840452X)


September 1987
LC: 87-9138
Sales Rights: Not for sale in the British Commonwealth, excepting Canada

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Christian Morality
The Word Becomes Flesh
Josef Fuchs, SJ
Translated by Brian McNeil

In this third collection of his essays on Christian ethics, Josef Fuchs takes up a number of pressing questions both in fundamental and applied ethics.

Several essays explore the biblical basis for establishing Christian norms and principles for ethical decision-making. These deal in detail with th enature of human conscience and the effect on it fo religious values in a pluralistic culture. The author also deals with current and pressing issues of a Christian moral life: continuity and change in moral teaching as exemplified by the debate over religious freedom; pluralism in the understanding of Christian marriage as early as the twelfth century; bioethical problems dealing with the beginning and end of human life; and the general question, is there a "Catholic" ethical moral theology?


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"These diverse essays . . . cover most of the significant questions that have surfaced in fundamental moral theology since Vatican II. . . . Particularly welcome to those who, aware of his stature as a moralist, are looking for an access to his thought. . . . Highly recommended."—America