Publication date: 2013-05-01
Number of pages: 264
An essential guide for Catholics seeking to better understand Catholic ethics and their contribution to contemporary moral discussion.
Recognizing the tension between Catholicism’s rich tradition of moral thought in a society that has largely rejected the foundations from which it came, Kline seeks to provide Catholics with the tools to critically consider difficult issues in ethics. It is his belief that “Catholics have something valuable to contribute to public debates over today’s most pressing ethical issues,” however, we often need some guidance to engage fully in those discussions.
Kline engages readers with a lively review of the history and framework of Catholic ethics. He explores the nature of ethics and the themes and sources of Christian moral thought so as to equip us with the tools for dialogue. We are invited to consider the many moral problems that speckle our daily lives and what our tradition may offer to guide us. Ultimately, Kline challenges us to consider who we wish to become in light of our morality and values.
Scott Kline, MA, PhD, is an associate professor of Religious Studies at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo. His specialities are ethics, social justice, and contemporary culture and politics.