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Author Finnis, John.
Title Moral absolutes : tradition, revision, and truth / John Finnis.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 1991.

Author Finnis, John.
Series The Michael J. McGivney lectures of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family ; 1988
Michael J. McGivney lectures of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family ; 1988.
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors.
Ethical relativism.
Author Finnis, John.
Series The Michael J. McGivney lectures of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family ; 1988
Michael J. McGivney lectures of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family ; 1988.
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors.
Ethical relativism.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 113 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Moral Absolutes sets forth a vigorous but careful critique of much recent work in moral theology. It is illustrated with examples from the most controversial aspects of Christian moral doctrine, and a frank account is given of the roots of the upheaval in Roman Catholic moral theology in and after the 1960s.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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Contents Contents -- Foreword -- I. Foundations -- 1. Exceptionless moral norms: few but strategic -- 2. Witnessed to by faith -- 3. Part of the theology of human fulfillment -- 4. Rejected when human replaces divine providence -- 5. No narrowing of horizons -- 6. Choice, reflexivity, and proportionalism -- 7. Protecting changeless aspects of human fulfillment -- 8. Negative norms but positive and revelatory -- 9. Rejection: some motivations and implications -- II. Clarifications -- 1. Intrinsece mala: acts always wrong, but not by definition
2. Specified neither evaluatively nor physically / behaviorally3. Opposed to reason and integral human fulfillment -- 4. Worse than suffering wrong -- 5. Proportionalist justifications: incoherent with rationally motivated free choice -- 6. The central case: intentional harm, always unreasonable -- 7. Deadly defense and death penalty: not necessarily proportionalist -- III. Christian Witness -- 1. Free choice: a morally decisive reality -- 2. Evil: not to be chosen that good may come -- 3. Actions: morally specified by their objects (intentions)
4. Intending human harm: never acceptable for God or man5. Counterexamples -- 6. Responsibility for side effects: other principles and norms -- IV. Challenge and Response -- 1. Contraception and the general denial of absolutes -- 2. Historical and ecclesiological skirmishes -- 3. The main action: in philosophical theology -- 4. Prudence misconceived: the absolutes aesthetically dissolved -- 5. A summary conclusion -- Index
ISBN 9780813220475 (electronic bk.)
0813220475 (electronic bk.)
0813207444
9780813207445
0813207452
9780813207452
OCLC # 815970284
Additional Format Print version: Finnis, John. Moral absolutes. Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 1991 0813207444 (DLC) 90026434 (OCoLC)22891755


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