As I Have Loved You: The Challenge of Christian Ethics

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Paulist Press, 1986 - Religion - 227 pages
In this basic study on morality, James P. Hanigan suggests the reasons why a Christian morality is necessary to complement the teaching of Jesus in the Gospels. As I Have Loved You presents the problems, procedures and insights of moral theology, or Christian ethics, from the perspective of a Roman Catholic theologian. He examines the significant impact on the understanding of faith and morality of the changes introduced by Vatican Council II: religious freedom, the sanctity and inviolability of the individual conscience, greater social freedom and justice, and a renewed emphasis on the importance of the Bible. Feeling that people's confusion need not be as great as it sometimes is, Dr. Hanigan presents in this book a clear overview of a consistent and coherent tradition of moral thought and reflection. Students at all levels of college study, educated adults, and professional ministers seeking updating will find this to be a challenging book.
 

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Contents

The Problems of Christian Ethics
7
Faith and Practice
22
The Person as Moral Agent
50
The Moral Agent in Community
76
The Reality of Sin
101
The Reality of Conscience
119
Love and Moral Rules
145
The Natural Moral Law
166
The Counsels of Perfection A Path to Love
190
No Longer Servants But Friends
209
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