The Context of Casuistry

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256 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780878405855 (0878405852)

256 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780878405862 (0878405860)

September 1995
LC: 95-7775

Moral Traditions series



The Context of Casuistry
James F. Keenan, SJ, and Thomas A. Shannon, Editors
Foreword by Albert R. Jonsen

James F. Keenan, SJ, is the Founders Chair in Theology at Boston College.

Thomas A. Shannon is professor emeritus of religion and social ethics in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
James F. Keenan, SJ, Series Editor
"The current debate about casuistic method and the relation of case reasoning to ethical theory can benefit from a closer study of the history. . . . The Context of Casuistry contributes importantly to this discovery."—From the Foreword by Albert R. Jonsen

"We are finally beginning to see that casuistry, once so despised, points a way out of the great dilemmas in moral reasoning we face today. To read this superb book is to emerge from a cloud of unknowing."—John W. O'Malley, SJ, distinguished professor of church history, Weston Jesuit School of Theology

"No one who is interested in the structure of moral reasoning can afford to ignore these scholarly essays."—Richard M. Gula, SS, professor of moral theology, St. Patrick's Seminary