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  • Author:
    Stewart Clem
    Advisory Committee:
    Celia Deane-Drummond, John O'Callaghan, Gerald McKenny, Jean Porter
    Degree Area:
    Theology
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2018-11-13
  • Author(s):
    Stewart Clem
    Abstract:

    In recent scholarship, moral theologians and readers of Thomas Aquinas have shown increasing sensitivity to the role of the passions in the moral life. Yet these accounts have paid inadequate attention to Thomas’s writings on Christ’s passions as a source of moral reflection. As I argue in this essay, Thomas’s writings on Christ’s human affectivity should not be limited to the concerns of Christology; rather, they should be integrated into a fuller account of the human passions. One upshot of…

    Date Published:
    2018-07
  • Author(s):
    Stewart Clem
    Abstract:

    Philosopher Harry Frankfurt has famously coined “bullshit” as a technical term— it refers not to outright lying but rather to a casual indifference to truth. Disregard for truth is accepted and even expected in many contexts, yet it creates conditions for gross injustice and dehumanization. I offer an account of widespread cultural indifference to truth as structural sin, a condition I call “truth indifference.” Drawing on Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of the virtue of truth (veracitas), I m…

    Date Published:
    2017-12
  • Author(s):
    Gilbert C. Meilaender
    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
  • Author(s):
    Josef Pieper
    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.

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    Date Published:
    1990-03-31
    Date Created:
    1990-03-31
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Subject(s):
    Theism, Faith
    Abstract:

    This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago, the Grammar of Assent speaks as powerfully to us today as it did to its first readers. Because of the informal, non-technical character of Newman’s work, it still retains its immediacy as an invaluable guide to the nature of religious belief. A new introduction by Nicholas Lash revi…

    Date Published:
    1992-10-31
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Editor(s):
    John C. Cavadini
    Subject(s):
    Catholic Church--Doctrines--History--20th century--Congresses, Catholic Church--History--21st century--Congresses, Catholic Church--Doctrines--History--21st century--Congresses, Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927- --Congresses, Catholic Church--History--20th century--Congresses
    Abstract:

    Benedict XVI’s writing as priest-professor, bishop, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and now pope has shaped Catholic theological thought in the twentieth century. In Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, a multidisciplinary group of scholars treat the full scope of Benedict’s theological oeuvre, including the Augustinian context of his thought; his ecclesiology; his theologically grounded approach to biblical exegesis and Christology; his unfolding of…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-28
    Date Created:
    2016-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Subject(s):
    Church of England--Sermons, Sermons, English--19th century
    Abstract:

    These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third edition of 1872 for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed notes, and, importantly, a comprehensive, condensed Preface.

    In her introduction, noted Newman scholar Mary Katherine Tillman considers the volume as an integral whole, showing how all of the sermons systematically rel…

    Date Published:
    1998-01-27
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Joseph P. Wawrykow
    Subject(s):
    Grace (Theology), Merit (Christianity)
    Abstract:

    Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God’s Grace and Human Action brings new scholarship and insights to the issue of merit in Aquinas’s theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas’s account of salvation. Wawrykow accounts for the changes in Thomas’s teaching on merit from the early Scriptum on the Sentences of Peter Lombard to the later Summa theo…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-28
    Date Created:
    2016-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    J. Matthew Ashley
    Subject(s):
    Metz, Johann Baptist, 1928-
    Abstract:

    Johann Baptist Metz is one of the most important Roman Catholic theologians in the post-Vatican II period, however there is no comprehensive overview of his theological career. This book fills that gap. It offers careful analyses and summaries of Metz’s work at the various stages of his career, beginning with his work on Heidegger and his collaboration with Karl Rahner.

    It continues with his work in the nineteen-sixties when he moved off in a radically different direction to found a &quo…

    Date Published:
    1998-12-08
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Walter H. Wagner
    Subject(s):
    Qur'an--Reading, Qur'an--Criticism, interpretation, etc, Qur'an--History, Qur'an--Hermeneutics
    Abstract:

    Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged down by Surah 2, and even offended by Surah 3’s strictures against nonbelievers. Walter H. Wagner “opens” the Qur'an by offering a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable, step-by-step introduction to the text, making it …

    Date Published:
    2010-07-02
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Thomas P. Scheck
    Subject(s):
    Bible. Romans--Commentaries
    Abstract:

    Standard accounts of the history of interpretation of Paul’s Letter to the Romans often begin with St. Augustine. As Thomas P. Scheck demonstrates, however, the Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans by Origen of Alexandria (185-254 CE) was a major work of Pauline exegesis which, by means of the Latin translation preserved in the West, had a significant influence on the Christian exegetical tradition. Scheck begins by exploring Origen’s views on justification and on the intimate co…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-15
    Date Created:
    2016-02-15
    Resource Type
    Book