Catholic Ethics in Today's World


by Guevin Zalot , Benedict Guevin, OSB, Ph.D.

Catholic Ethics in Today's World
Publication date: 2011-04-16
Number of pages: 312
ISBN: 9781599821023

Designed as a Starting Point for Reflection on the Ethical Challenges We Face in the Contemporary World

Authors Jozef Zalot and Benedict Guevin, OSB, offer a pragmatic and insightful presentation on the compelling and sometimes misunderstood teachings of the Catholic Church on contemporary ethical issues. In their revised edition of Catholic Ethics in Today's World, the authors further clarify their discussion on the Church's stance on ethics, explicating Church teachings and expounding on the reasons behind those teachings. The authors also illuminate reasons for this confusion about what the Church teaches regarding challenging ethical dilemmas, among them the Church's deficiency in clearly articulating official Church teachings for a lay audience, the media's misinterpretation of those teachings, and the lack of ethics training for some educators.

To further clarify the Church's teaching on ethics, in this revised edition the authors add material that addresses recent developments, most notably the thought-provoking ethical dilemmas centered on the nation's recent recession, international debt relief, the continued fighting in Afghanistan, premarital sex and cohabitation, beginning-of-life issues, including federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and end-of-life issues, including discussions on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The authors' intent is to explain Catholic teachings so that a clear ethics of morality can arise.

Jozef Zalot, Ph.D. is associate professor of religious studies at College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also taught at Mount Marty College, Yankton Federal Prison, Marquette University, and other schools and colleges. He has authored books and articles in the field, has presented at numerous professional conferences and invited lectures, and is the recipient of many scholarships and fellowships. He received his PhD in religious studies from Marquette University.

Benedict Guevin, OSB, Ph.D., is professor of moral theology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Fr. Guevin holds an STD from the Institut Catholique de Paris and a PhD from the University of Paris. He has published many scholarly articles and books, and is regularly quoted in the press.

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