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  • Subject(s):
    Adoption (Theology), Adoption--Religious aspects--Christianity, Families--Religious aspects--Christianity
    Abstract:

    Working from within the contours of Christian faith, this book examines the relation between two ways of forming families-through nature (by procreation) and through history (by adoption). Christians honor the biological tie between parents and children, for it is the work of God in creation. Yet Christians cannot forget that it is adoption, and not simply natural descent, that is at the center of the New Testament’s depiction of God’s grace. Gilbert Meilaender takes up a range of iss…

    Date Published:
    2016-08-26
    Date Created:
    2016-08-26
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Apologetics--Early works to 1800
    Abstract:

    The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but also a creative and even revolutionary work of Christian apologetics composed at the precise moment when Christian thought needed to be intellectually creative in order to master and assimilate the intelligence and wisdom of the Greeks and the Arabs. In the Summa Aquinas works to save and purify the thought of the Greeks and the Arabs in the higher light of Christian Re…

    Date Published:
    1975-05-01
    Date Created:
    1975-05-01
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Thomists, Metaphysics
    Abstract:

    When it is taught today, metaphysics is often presented as a fragmented view of philosophy that ignores the fundamental issues of its classical precedents. Eschewing these postmodern approaches, W. Norris Clarke finds an integrated vision of reality in the wisdom of Aquinas and here offers a contemporary version of systematic metaphysics in the Thomistic tradition. The One and the Many presents metaphysics as an integrated whole which draws on Aquinas’ themes, structure, and insight witho…

    Date Published:
    2015-11-30
    Date Created:
    2015-11-30
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Christian ethics
    Abstract:

    Stanley Hauerwas presents an overall introduction to the themes and method that have distinguished his vision of Christian ethics. Emphasizing the significance of Jesus’ life and teaching in shaping moral life, The Peaceable Kingdom stresses the narrative character of moral rationality and the necessity of a historic community and tradition for morality. Hauerwas systematically develops the importance of character and virtue as elements of decision making and spirituality and stresses n…

    Date Published:
    1991-08-31
    Date Created:
    1991-08-31
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Cardinal Virtues
    Abstract:

    In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.

    © University of Notre Dame

    Copyright for most content is held by The University of Notre Dame. Reproduction of all or any portion of content constitutes a violation of copyright. You must obtain permissi…

    Date Published:
    1990-03-31
    Date Created:
    1990-03-31
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    Book Chapter
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    Book Chapter

    Subject(s):
    Happiness--Moral and ethical aspects--Early works to 1800, Christian ethics--Early works to 1800
    Abstract:

    The Treatise on Happiness and the accompanying Treatise on Human Acts comprise the first twenty-one questions of I-II of the Summa Theologiae. From his careful consideration of what true happiness is, to his comprehensive discussion of how it can be attained, St. Thomas Aquinas offers a challenging and classic statement of the goals of human life, both ultimate and proximate.

    This translation presents in accurate, consistent, contemporary English the great Christian thinker’s endur…

    Date Published:
    1984-01-01
    Date Created:
    1984-01-01
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Desire--Religious aspects--Christianity, Desire (Philosophy), Philosophical theology, Christianity--Philosophy, Apologetics
    Abstract:

    Since the late 1970s, theologians have been attempting to integrate mimetic theory into different fields of theology, yet a distrust of mimetic theory persists in some theological camps. In René Girard, Unlikely Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology, Grant Kaplan brings mimetic theory into conversation with theology both to elucidate the relevance of mimetic theory for the discipline of fundamental theology and to understand the work of René Girard within a theological framewor…

    Date Published:
    2016-08-20
    Date Created:
    2016-08-20
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Virtue, Virtues, Ethics
    Abstract:

    When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.“ Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to rel…

    Date Published:
    2007-03-06
    Date Created:
    2007-03-06
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Nayarit (Mexico)--Biography, Mexican Americans--Social life and customs--20th century, Mexican American neighborhoods--California--Sacramento--History--20th century, Sacramento (Calif)--Biography, Mexican Americans--Biography, Sacramento (Calif)--Social life and customs--20th century, Immigrants--United States--Biography
    Abstract:

    Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy’s journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn’t have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child’s sense of time and place, Ernesto Galarza gives an account of the early experiences of his extraordinary life-from revolution in Mexico to segregation in the United States-that will continu…

    Date Published:
    2014-04-30
    Date Created:
    2014-04-30
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Social sciences., Naturalism, Political science--Philosophy
    Abstract:

    Today the ethical and normative concerns of everyday citizens are all too often sidelined from the study of political and social issues, driven out by an effort to create a more “scientific” study. This book offers a way for social scientists and political theorists to reintegrate the empirical and the normative, proposing a way out of the scientism that clouds our age. In Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of Naturalism, Jason Blakely argues that the resources for…

    Date Published:
    2016-10-15
    Date Created:
    2016-10-15
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Responsibility, Accomplices
    Abstract:

    In Complicity and Moral Accountability, Gregory Mellema presents a philosophical approach to the moral issues involved in complicity. Starting with a taxonomy of Thomas Aquinas, according to whom there are nine ways for one to become complicit in the wrongdoing of another, Mellema analyzes each kind of complicity and examines the moral status of someone complicit in each of these ways. Mellema’s central argument is that one must perform a contributing action to qualify as an accomplice, a…

    Date Published:
    2016-04-15
    Date Created:
    2016-04-15
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Subject(s):
    Priests--United States--Biography, University of Notre Dame--Presidents--Biography, University of Notre Dame--Faculty--Biography, College presidents--Indiana--Biography, Catholic universities and colleges--United States--Case studies, Catholic Church--United States--History--20th century, Catholic Church--Clergy--Biography
    Abstract:

    This long-awaited, last installment of Reverend Edward A. Malloy’s three-volume memoir examines his eighteen years as president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005. In this candid and lively account, Malloy, or “Monk” to all who know him, shares his reflections on his presidency following the long-term leadership of Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Malloy describes his transition into the presidency, his approach to leadership, issues related to Catholic identity, the …

    Date Published:
    2016-08-15
    Date Created:
    2016-08-15
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter