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Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition


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At a time when religion and spirituality have been divorced from one another and morality and ethics are viewed as being confining rather than liberating, Fr. James Keenan has developed a new edition to his beloved book Moral Wisdom. There are new discussions of social sin and Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical Caritas in Veritate, a clearer exploration of Jesus in the New Testament, and new study questions at the end of each chapter. "Moral wisdom," as Fr. Keenan calls it, is the distinctive giftof the Catholic tradition, a gift that helps us discern what values to pursue and which virtues to embody on the path to becoming who we really are and who God calls us to be. Fr. Keenan uses a conversational style filled with stories and examples to open the treasure trove of resources in the Catholic tradition for developing moral wisdom. He lifts up the lessons on love, conscience, sin, and suffering, helping readers connect with the formative influences of the Catholic heritage and appreciate what gives meaning to our lives and what enhances our relationships with friends and family.

About the Author

James Keenan, S.J., is Founders Professor of Theology at Boston College. He is the author of a number of books, including The Works of Mercy, Virtues for Ordinary Christians, and with Daniel Harrington, S.J., Jesus and Virtue Ethics.

Table of Contents

Moral wisdom beyond the moral manuals — Love — Conscience — Sin — Suffering — Jesus in the New Testament — The Ten commandments in the catechism — Practicing the corporal works of mercy — Cultivating the cardinal virtues — Hope and leadership — "To live likewise".

Product Details

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Religion : Christianity - Catholic
Keenan, S. F. J.
Keenan, James F.
Keenan, S.J., James F.
Keenan, S.
Religion : Christian Life - General
Christian ethics - Catholic authors
Religion : Christian Theology - Ethics
Religion : Christian Ministry - Counseling & Recovery
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Publication Date:
January 2010

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Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Christianity » Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
Religion » Christianity » Theology and Ethics

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