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by Robert J. Smith

  • Author: Robert J. Smith
  • ISBN: 0761810382
  • ISBN13: 978-0761810384
  • ePub: 1892 kb | FB2: 1691 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: University Press of America (March 12, 1998)
  • Pages: 192
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Conscience and Catholicism: The Nature and Function of Conscience in Contemporary Roman Catholic Moral Theology ePub download

Conscience and Catholicis. has been added to your Cart. Robert J. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Conscience and Catholicis.

Conscience and Catholicism book. The understanding and use of conscience in Roman Catholicism has undergone evaluation within the broader efforts of the renewal of moral theology called for by Vatican II.

Conscience and Catholicism: The Nature and Function of Conscience in Contemporary Roman Catholic Theology. Three Modes of the Embodiment of Conscience.

Moral theology, Christian theological discipline concerned with identifying and .

Moral theology, Christian theological discipline concerned with identifying and elucidating the principles that determine the quality of human behaviour in the light of Christian revelation. It is distinguished from the philosophical discipline of ethics, which relies upon the authority of reason. Medieval and post-Reformation Roman Catholic moral theology tended to separate moral teaching from dogmatic theology. Without such a determination of the nature of this good, one could easily have the impression that morality is simply obedience to a set of rules or laws the observance of which has been labeled, more or less arbitrarily, good.

This book studies the nature and function of conscience in contemporary Roman Catholic moral theology

Catholic moral theology is a major category of doctrine in the Catholic Church, equivalent to a religious ethics

Catholic moral theology is a major category of doctrine in the Catholic Church, equivalent to a religious ethics. Moral theology encompasses Roman Catholic social teaching, Catholic medical ethics, sexual ethics, and various doctrines on individual moral virtue and moral theory. It can be distinguished as dealing with "how one is to act", in contrast to dogmatic theology which proposes "what one is to believe".

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Catholic moral theology is a major category of doctrine in the Catholic Church, equivalent to a religious ethics. It can be distinguis. Doctrine is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in a given branch of knowledge or in a belief system.

The Roman Catholic Church has had a significant impact upon. The Roman Catholic Church has had a significant impact upon the formulation and application of moral values and principles to a wide range of controversial issues in bioethics. Catholic leaders, theologians, and bioethicists have elucidated and marshaled arguments to support the Church’s definitive positions on several bioethical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, and reproductive cloning.

First, conscience is an innate, basic awareness of individual moral . Invocations of conscience should not of themselves trump all other values at stake in such matters.

First, conscience is an innate, basic awareness of individual moral responsibility. Second, conscience is a process by which a person educates oneself morally. In fact, this ecclesial view of the problem of contemporary conscience in part rings true: One hears this extreme logic in the rhetoric of the most ardent pro-choice activists. But the definition of the problem of conscience as relativism has several profound – and often overlooked – weaknesses.

This book studies the nature and function of conscience in contemporary Roman Catholic moral theology. It does so by examining, comparing and evaluating the ways in which conscience is understood by two representative contemporary moral theologians: Germain Grisez who represents the non-revisionist or more traditional school Roman Catholic moral theology and Bernard Hring who represents the revisionist school.
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